Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Air Ambulance E Petition

I've not been feeling too well since Sunday.  I've had something strange that's knocked the wind out of my sails.  At the moment I'm struggling to stay upright for too long but each day is a little better.

It's at times like this that you consider what may happen.  On Sunday I passed out but luckily for me, and John, Elsa was there to help.  But what if it had been more?

Recently a certain little Hobbit at Bag End reminded me of how lucky we are to have the Air Ambulance.  When you live a rural life even popping out for a pint of milk is something that takes a little more thought.  We see our Dorset air ambulance fairly regularly.  A double edged sword.  We are grateful it's there but usually doing a job we'd rather not think about perhaps.

Please go to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349 and sign the e-Petition to help this charity save some of its money on fuel VAT.  Like the RNLI it is totally funded by donations, not by the government.

I have a quiet day ahead planned apart from Ruger's hydrotherapy for his knee, but right now I have to rescue Brian the gardener from a certain pup who is overjoyed he is turning out the compost bins and revealing all things gooey and smelly.  It could be bath time again later too.


9 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you've not been well but glad it wasn't worse. The fact that the air ambulance and RNLI receive no help from the state is appalling. Living in the Peak District our air ambulance is often the life saver in every sense of the word, not to mention serious accidents on the M1 when the congestion caused prevents any other form of assistance getting there quickly. We almost lost ours a couple of years ago too.

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    1. It certainly is Maggi. Yes we have roads around here that the townies think are wonderful to try out their super powered bikes on at the weekend. They tend to forget that popular forms of country transport include large grain lorries, slow tractors and plenty of horses.

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  2. Amanda, thank you SO much for helping spread the word about this. Wonderful to see they are now over 100,000 signatures!

    (PS: will the bath be for you or a nicely composted puppy!)

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    1. Yes, I was pleased to see that too.

      (Bath will always start out for pup but I end up just as wet :-))

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  3. You made me smile...:-) Your puppy sounds like fun.
    I was happy to sign the petition....

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  4. Hi Linda, welcome to the blog. Thank you for your comments and signing the ePetition too!.

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  5. Hi Amo, sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great, hope you are on the mend. Thanks for the air ambulance link, I'm off to sign up

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  6. I hope that you feel better soon, Amanda!

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