North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

9-Sep-2011 Source: North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity is proud to announce the appointment of Darryl Cooke as their new Chairman of the board.

Darryl has been involved with the North West Air Ambulance Charity for over 3 years and is a strong advocate of all its functions. As chairman of the board he will be responsible for overseeing the strategy and growth of the service.

“I am delighted to be taking up the post of Chairman of the board and hope to raise awareness of this wonderful charity. Not enough people realise that the North West Air Ambulance is actually a charity and it is my intention to spread the word far and wide.”

Established in 1999, the North West Air Ambulance service covers Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria flying on vital missions 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It covers 5,500 square miles and a residential population of almost 8 million people.

Darryl explains:  “We need to raise over 4 million pounds a year to survive and rely almost entirely from donations from the general public. Despite what people may think we do not receive any mainstream funding or National Lottery funding – our supporters are wonderful but we constantly need more in order to help provide our life saving service.”
The fast response provided by the North West Air Ambulance means patients involved in major trauma, especially with head or spinal injuries, can receive medical treatment quickly before being transferred to a specialist hospital in record time.

Their helicopters have a maximum flying time of ten minutes to the nearest appropriate hospital from any location in the region and it is this speed with which medical care can be delivered that is crucial.
The Northwest Air Ambulance have an exciting number of projects lined up over the next 12 months which Darryl will be overseeing.

Macclesfield based Darryl Cooke is the Founder of Gunner Cooke, a boutique corporate law firm based in Manchester which also has personal clients spread all over the country. Outside of his legal work, Darryl is chairman of management due diligence practice The Quinn Partnership, founder and chairman of the iNspire charity and founded the business conference. He is also the author of four books on corporate law. The fourth edition of his work Private Equity: Law and Practice was published last year

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