With 30 days to go until our production of Nunsense: The Mega Musical opens at The Compass Theatre, we at Pastiche are very proud to announce that our chosen charity for this production is London’s Air Ambulance.
Founded in 1989, the aim of the charity is to save more lives in the London area (within the M25) through providing rapid and cutting-edge medical care to those who need it most, be it a fall from height, knife or gunshot wounds or incidents on the roads or our public transport systems.
The London Air Ambulance are able to perform open heart surgery, blood transfusions, give general anaesthetic and carry out life saving procedures in situ, meaning their actions save lives.
The Air Ambulance almost solely rely on donations to keep the service running for the 10 million people they serve – having to raise upwards of £8 million a year to be able to do so.
We were proud and honoured to visit the Air Ambulance at their Central London base recently, meeting members of the team and going up to (the very windy) 17th floor roof of a London hospital to see the Air Ambulance for ourselves and learn more about how the charity works and operates.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that all of us who went were extremely humbled to meet the heroes (a word they don’t like to use themselves) who run this vital service and to find out more about this wonderful charity.
We hope to raise as much money as we can to support this service – you can help us do so by making sure you book to see Nunsense!