Our Patron

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is extremely proud to have HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as our Patron.

The Duchess began her role as the first official patron of the charity in 2011, and lends her support to fundraising activities.

During a three day tour of Cornwall in July 2012, Her Royal Highness officially opened the charity's new operations facility and charity headquarters. During her visit, The Duchess met with aircrew, volunteers, charity staff, trustees and local dignitaries. She also met airlifted patients Catherine Gardner, who was rescued from Crooklets beach after a riding accident, and 13 year old Harriet Eastwood, who was also airlifted from a beach after being caught in a rip current.

Paying tribute to the work of the Cornwall Air Ambulance, the Duchess said: “I just want to congratulate you all on this wonderful job with the new building. I have spoken to so many people who have been saved by the air ambulance and I don’t know what this community and others would do in Britain without the air ambulance. I want to say thank you to everybody for the service they provide and the lives they save.”

The support of the Duchess of Cornwall is a brilliant endorsement for a local charity that has served the Cornish community for over 25 years, especially considering her great affinity for the work that air ambulances do.