STEP inside the world of the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.
You may have seen the striking Midlands Air Ambulance helicopters flying overhead on a life saving mission, but now is your chance to get up close to the famous red helicopters as the charity is hosting its annual open day at the Strensham airbase on September 6.
"Our open day has been designed to enable the public to see our incredible helicopters up close, and to meet our life saving aircrew, who do such a fantastic job across the region," comments Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance charity.
The open day, which is free to enter, will run between 10am and 4pm, and in addition to meeting the aircrew and helicopters, visitors to the Strensham airbase will be able to view a range of emergency and military vehicles. They will also have the chance to take part in a range of family fun activities, and take advantage of a host of refreshments on offer. Plus a number of the charity's sporting and celebrity ambassadors will be in attendance, as well as Maac the charity mascot and various characters from famous films such as Star Wars and Ironman.
Jason concludes: "We always enjoy opening the doors to our Strensham airbase and it's a great fundraiser, helping our charity to fund further life saving missions across the Midlands. Our service is of great fascination to a lot number of people and this is the one opportunity in the year they can find out more about what we do. We tend to see around 2,000 visitors on the day, demonstrating it's a great family day out with a host of things to see and do."
Entry and parking at Midlands Air Ambulance charity open day is free. The open is held at the Strensham airbase, northbound services, junction eight of the M5, WR8 0BZ.
For more information about the open day or how you can support the charity, visit www.midlandsairambulance.com, call 0800 8 40 20 40, or find the service on Facebook and Twitter.