Festival Charities


The Cotswold Festival of Motoring 2018 will support 4 Charities:  Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, NSPCC and Canine Partners

Saving Lives by Saving Time

 Midlands Air Ambulance Charity serves the largest air ambulance region in the UK. This includes the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire; representing a population in excess of 6 million.  Since flying its first mission in 1991, the charity has now responded to over 47,000 incidents, averaging 2,000 missions each year.  This makes Midlands Air Ambulance Charity one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance operators in the UK.

The Golden Hour – if a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury, their chances of survival are dramatically increased. All areas of the region are accessible in 19 minutes and 90% of the region is accessible within eight minutes.

Each year it costs in excess of £7 million to maintain the three aircraft and the provision of a life saving service.

Further information regarding missions and statistics can be found here: www.midlandsairambulance.com/about-us

Leckhampton Court is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in Gloucestershire. We’re here for people aged 18 and over living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. It provides the only specialist hospice care inpatient unit in the county of Gloucestershire.

We offer a range of support, from inpatient care in our 16-bed hospice, set in the foot of the Cotswold Hills and surrounded by beautiful countryside, to day services and Hospice at Home which helps people stay at home longer and offers respite to carers.

Our expert care team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers, bereavement support workers, volunteer befrienders and spiritual care workers.

Whether we’re supporting people in the hospice or their own homes, our focus is on quality of life – giving every patient the care and support they need to spend the time they have left in the way they choose.

Canine Partners is a registered charity that trains assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities including civilians and members of HM Armed Forces.

The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency. They also increase independence, confidence, self-esteem, a sense of security and bring companionship and increased social interaction.

Canine Partners receives no government funding and relies solely on public donations. For further information visit caninepartners.org.uk

The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK & Channel Islands.

We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.
When a child needs a helping hand, we are there. When parents find it tough, we help.
When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we will not give up until we transform and make changes in our mission to fight for every childhood.
Childhood shapes who we become, abuse never should.
We need to be there to protect children in abusive situations by getting them the help they need, when they need it most.
Stand with us to say that Every Childhood is Worth Fighting For