Coach company gets behind fundraising drive
National Express has taken its support for London’s Air Ambulance to new heights after unveiling a special coach to help the charity drive forward its mission to buy a second helicopter.
The move comes as parent company National Express Group marks a major milestone in supporting the charity, which provides emergency pre-hospital care for people in London.
The bus, coach and rail operator has supported London’s Air Ambulance for four years, during which time it has donated £100,000 to the charity.
London Air Ambulance Chief Pilot Neil Jeffers was on-hand with emergency responders, National Express Head of Safety Craig Barker and driver Duane Porteous to unveil the coach, which will be seen by millions of people as it travels on routes across London, including those to Stansted Airport.
Captain Neil Jeffers said: “National Express’s distinctive white coaches are famous on roads across London and it’s absolutely brilliant to have one specially-dedicated to our second helicopter campaign – we think it’s really eye-catching and hope it will encourage people to donate. As a charity, we rely on corporate support as well as donations and it is wonderful to have such an iconic company on board our cause.”
National Express Head of Safety Craig Barker added: “Community value is at the heart of our business and we’re committed to playing an active role in the areas we serve. We’re proud to support London’s Air Ambulance and hope our coach – which will be seen by millions across the capital – will be a real boost to the cause.”
National Express is the UK’s largest coach operator, serving around 900 destinations across the country including towns, cities and major airports.
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