Air ambulance warns of scammers

THE East Anglian Air Ambulance is warning donors to be on their guard after a spate of bogus leaflet drops and clothing bag collections by scam artists claiming to represent the charity.

Steve Whitby, Chief Operating Officer of the EAAA, said: “We’ve been made aware of a number of organisations which are claiming to be an air ambulance covering the region but we would like to make it clear to our supporters that we are the only dedicated air ambulance service covering Bedfordshire.

“It’s a real shame to hear that these organisations are trying to cash in on people’s generosity and risk leaving a charity without the funds it needs to continue saving lives across the East of England. We have fantastic support from the people of Bedfordshire and don’t want them to be misled.

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“We operate a range of fundraising initiatives across the region we serve and I’d just like to remind people that anything coming from us will be clearly branded ‘EAAA’. We do work with a company called ‘World UK Limited’ which is authorised to collect clothing donations on our behalf and another called ‘Engage People’ who canvass for our very successful lottery, but these are the only two organisations we work with.”

Those in any doubt about where their donation is going should check the charity’s website at and look for your local area fundraising office, or contact Head Office on 08450 669 999.