Berghaus has donated thousands of pounds worth of clothing and equipment for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) to use during call-outs across the North East of England this winter.
The Sunderland-based outdoor brand has donated kit including waterproof and insulated jackets from its specialist range, designed for use in extreme conditions throughout the year. The kit will be used by 50 personnel, including all the doctors and paramedics who make up its two emergency response teams.
Last year, GNAAS air ambulances responded to 1640 call-outs.
Gordon Ingram of Great North Air Ambulance Service comments: “We work 365 days a year and need to be prepared to face the worse of the elements. We simply could not go out and perform effectively as a team without the right kit. This generous gift has ensured that one thing we don’t have to worry about is our clothing as we head out into the unknown of the next mission.”
Graeme Paige, category manager at Berghaus, adds: “GNAAS provides a vital service across the north and we know that outdoor enthusiasts are among the many people who are hugely grateful for the work that the paramedics and pilots do so well. As a company based in the same region, Berghaus is proud to be able to help the air ambulance service in this very practical way, keeping the team dry and warm so that they can focus on their primary task of saving lives.”