'' Ordinary People. Extraordinary Care. Supported by you.
Through your support, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced critical care team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.
Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance critical care team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of Doctors, Paramedics and Pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department. A full range of life-saving equipment is carried on board, including two state of the art ultrasound devices, a blood transfusion kit and an immediate blood analyser, helping to save valuable seconds in the vital golden hour.
At the Hampshire Hilly Hundred, HIOWAA are proud to help run the feed stations and join in with a fantastic day of cycling. Thank you for your continuing support.
Below: HHH organiser, Tim Wilks and HIOWAA Event Fundraiser, Sophie Gunner,with paramedics John Gamblin and Tom Maxwell, and pilot, Stuart Mayor.
A regular HHH rider writes:
I had a serious accident four years ago whilst training for the HHH. I was on my bike. I stopped to let a lorry pass. He was driving very carefully. As he was passing me I lost my balance and fell under the lorry. The driver stopped and saved my life but parked on my pelvis which was smashed in many places. The air ambulance was called and they saved my life. I mean it, without them I was a gonner. Eventually I was plated, screwed and pinned back together. I am a bit wonky but cycling has helped my recovery enormously. Anyway since then, I managed to struggle around the short route two years ago, and last year I did the century in record time. This year I want to beat that time: 6.45. It is my local sportive and I love it .