A year like no other
03rd Aug 2020
This week, I am reflecting on my first year as CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. And it has been a year like no other, with the unprecedented devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic on our world, our communities and our very way of life. Remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives and been the worst affected by the pandemic should always be our priority.
Prioritising our Personal Wellbeing
19th Jun 2020
Over the past few months I have seen how important it is to give ourselves permission to make our personal wellbeing a priority. To allow ourselves to put our 'oxygen mask' before reaching out to others. Let’s encourage each other to prioritise our personal wellbeing in the same way we prioritise the wellbeing of our loved ones.
The Selfless Act of Giving
11th Jun 2020
Last week marked Volunteers’ Week, where charities rightly expressed their humble gratitude for the incredibly significant impact that volunteers have on the sector and in supporting charities to achieve their purpose. Another group of individuals who very much deserve our gratitude and respect are our supporters.
Thanking our Incredible Volunteers
01st Jun 2020
As a nation, we have been witness to the power of volunteering in reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many thousands of people have given up their time and energy to help others, to ensure those most vulnerable and isolated remain connected and supported. We have come together to volunteer, to care, to help and we should all be so very grateful and thankful for this incredible outpouring of support. The last few months have taught us the importance of connection, and the resilience and creativity of individuals to be there for others.
Caring for the NHS
29th May 2020
2020 has been an extremely challenging and transformative year for us as individuals, for our communities, and for our NHS. This is a unique moment, where crisis presents opportunity for positive change.
22nd May 2020
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have all witnessed the incredible impact of acts of kindness on the ability of our communities to cope with the unprecedented changes we face to our ways of living, of connecting, and of coping. Reflecting on kindness and in fact the significant impact of this crisis on our mental health and wellbeing, I believe there are two important messages to consider.