Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust
- Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, The Business Centre, Airfield, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2NS
Aims & activities
To provide pre hospital care mainly with a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, supported by rapid response vehicles.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
Income and Endowments:
* £199.1K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £7.1M Own use assets
- £4.8M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £13.5M Other assets
- £1.3M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants with an agreement in place
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
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The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
To assist in relieving pain and sickness by the operation of a pre-hospital emergency medical service for the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. This service provided mainly by a helicopter emergency medical service with additional rapid response vehicles and to perform such other charitable purposes for the relief of pain and sickness consistent with the above object as the Trustees shall at their discretion determine.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 18 MARCH 2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS DATED 24 MAY 2006, 12 DECEMBER 2006, 16 APRIL 2007, 22 JUNE 2007 AND 20 JANUARY 2009 AND 23 FEBRUARY 2010 as amended on 22 Mar 2018 as amended on 22 May 2018
Area of benefit
Essex And Hertfordhsire And Surrounding Areas
Other RegulatorsCare Quality Commission
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 9 Trustees
- 55 Employees
- 347 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Dr Ramzi Freij||None on record|
|Jonathan Charles Gosselin Trower (Chair)||The Church Of England Clergy Stipend Trust||Up-to-date|
|The Stanstead Abbots (No 2) Endowment Fund||Up-to-date|
|Philip Caborn||None on record|
|Darren Hayward||None on record|
|Mrs Anni Ridsdill Smith||None on record|
|Roy John Marfleet||None on record|
|Andrew Tunningley||None on record|
|Claire Louise Smith||None on record|
|Clive Martin Gilham||None on record|
Areas of operation
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