Total UK Limited partners with Cornwall Airport Newquay on jet fuel donation to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust
UK, 27th May 2020 – Total UK Limited has expanded its support for regional air ambulance services during the Covid-19 pandemic by supplying free jet fuel to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT). This follows recent jet fuel donations to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT).
Jet fuel will be supplied to support the CAAT’s two helicopters which cover Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and provide a critical emergency service that is run entirely on charitable donations.
Cornwall Airport Newquay has been supplied with jet fuel by Total since 2017. The donation will be delivered to the Cornwall Airport Newquay fuel farm, which will then refuel the CAAT fleet.
Total UK will initially cover the air ambulance service’s jet fuel requirements for one month, but this will be reviewed during the pandemic and extended as required.
Ben Marchant, General Aviation Manager at Total UK, said: “The Total UK team is pleased to support the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic. The CAAT is the UK’s longest running air ambulance service, which relies entirely on charitable donations, and we are proud to support such a vital service, in conjunction with our long-standing partner Cornwall Airport Newquay, at this difficult time.”
Steve Murdoch, Chief Operating Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, said: “In this challenging time, we are delighted and grateful that Total UK has reached out and shown its support for the lifesaving work of Cornwall Air Ambulance. The generous donation of aviation fuel will fund around 40 missions, that’s potentially 40 lives saved, and 40 families kept together.
“Each month the air ambulance helicopter flies to anywhere between 40 and 60 missions, so this donation will help fund around a month of lifesaving critical care. It is through teamwork and co-operation like this that we are able to continue flying to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”
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Total UK is also one of the country’s leading suppliers of aviation fuels, supplying London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, as well as many smaller airfields around the country.
In November 2019, Total entered into an agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group, to allow Harvest Energy to develop its network of service stations with the support and expertise of Total and to secure its fuel supply. The first TOTAL service station opened in December 2019 in Thirsk (North Yorkshire, England). Further deployment will continue in 2020. The TOTAL outlets offer the public and business customers the company’s full line-up of fuels and lubricants, as well as a broad range of products and services, including EV charge points.
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