Blackpool’s Air Traffic Control Team Charity Rowing Challenge

Blackpool Airport’s Air Traffic Control team have taken to the virtual water and set themselves a rowing challenge to help their fellow airborne neighbours – The NW Air Ambulance, to help them reach their fundraising target.

During their breaks at work, the ATC team will be rowing the distance from Blackpool (BPL) to Ronaldsway, Isle of Man (IOM) and back again – a total of 224km. They started their mission on 12th June and aim to make it back to Blackpool on 26th June.

  • The North West Air Ambulance Charity helicopters and HEMS response vehicles operate 365 days a year
  • The team looks after an area covering 5,500 square miles and 8 million people
  • Since launching in 1999, the charity has been called to over 24,500 missions across the region, with the service called out on average 3 times a day
  • Each year they must raise over £9.5m to remain operational
  • They receive no government or NHS funding – it’s only thanks to the generosity of people that they continue flying and saving lives.

You can track the team’s progress on Instagram @blackpool_atc

If you would like to donate, please visit their fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Blackpool-ATC1

Every little helps! Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!

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NW Air Ambulance, based at Blackpool Airport