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  1. johnakay

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  2. grim_d

    grim_d Forum Supporter

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    Done. :thumbup:
     
  3. Seadog

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    I support both the London and the Hants. air ambulances, but for a vital service I quite agree the government should pay. Signed.
     
  4. Tom O Member

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    That should be a no brainer! Even for the government!
     
  5. JohnRUFC Member

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    Unfortunately, the government doesn't care about your life as much as the rest of the UK population. You're not cost effective.

    Petition signed though, I would prefer to see the money we send out in Foreign Aid be used for the air ambulance! Why save someone thousands of miles away if we can't save someone in our own country?
     
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    Done
     
  7. brightspark

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    il second that :)
     
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  8. Craig-SM

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    Not wanting to rain on anyone’s parade but I was always of the opinion that Air Ambulance like the RNLI want the independence from government as it prevents them from the burden of politics.

    The Air Ambulance Service is funded entirely by donations as it neither receives nor seeks government, NHS or national lottery funding. It also helps to reduce the burden on the NHS and public purse by providing its vital services free of charge.
    https://theairambulanceservice.org....ces-reach-35000-missions-through-nhs-support/

    I donate to both and believe they operate better without being beholden to governments
     
  9. Morrisman

    Morrisman Member

    I have signed, however when I also signed something years ago to try and get government support for RNLI I was told they don’t really want it, because then the government would own them.... and run them.... and run them into the ground..... :dontknow:
     
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  10. Olderisbetter

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    Done x 3 and this should not have to be a thing run by donations...it make sense to be the same as other emergency services.
     
  11. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Done.
    Picture of my air ambulance rescue after a stupid paragliding accident. FB_IMG_1503565577206.jpg Check out Farmer Palmers expression as he ferries me to the chopper.
    FB_IMG_1503565567345.jpg Girlie paramedic left her phone number tucked in my undies. Very strange.
     
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  12. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    I can fully understand the logic behind wanting to stay independent but one thing puzzles me about both Air ambulance & the RNLI. Motorists & boats of all sizes carry insurance. If you are involved in an accident the NHS can bill you for its services, why don’t the Air ambulance & RNLI do the same? Always thought it strange especially the RNLI to raise funds from (landlubbers) people (excluding perhaps those using inflatables at the sea side) who will never call on their services.
    RonA
     
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  13. jimbo84 Member

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    They pull a fair few landlubbers out the drink, usually when said landlubbers are well in drink.
     
  14. Seadog

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    You do not need to insure a boat. Furthermore, you do need any sort of training or qualifications to take it out on the water.
     
  15. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Cant remember saying insurance was compulsory just lots of boats carry insurance, thats what insurance was invented for to cover shipping losses.
    RonA
     
  16. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Wouldn’t it be good if those they save show their gratitude by contributing to the rescuers expenses incurred.
    RonA
     
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  17. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    The issue comes thatbit then starts being like America, where people will let a reasonably easy rescue evolve into something g major, or even a body recovery as they feel they can’t afford to pay
     
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  18. jimbo84 Member

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    Definitely.

    I'm sure there are some, not necessarily just the ones well lubricated, that do make donations to their rescuers, even if it's just an amount as a token gesture.

    It's similar with the mountain rescue, round here they often assist the ambulance service in winter and are often assisting police with searches etc. all voluntarily funded.
     
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  19. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    We had people come back to give donations after rescues, and we had families of people who’s bodies we recovered make donations too
     
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  20. brightspark

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    bet you did it on purpose just to get a free ride in one :whistle::laughing:layed it on thick
     
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