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Bremont co-founders become ambassadors

Bremont, the British luxury watch company, have pledged to raise enough money to fund a pilot for a year for the Children’s Air Ambulance, after their co-founders were both named ambassadors for The Air Ambulance Service.

Nick and Giles English both have very special reasons to be grateful to air ambulance services.

In 2013, Giles was involved in an aircraft crash after his 1930 DH60 Gipsy Moth suffered an engine failure in-flight. He and his passenger suffered major injuries, but Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance raced to the scene and rushed them both to hospital. Both patients made a full recovery.

But their gratitude to air ambulances stems even further back than that. Incredibly, both brothers have been rescued by air ambulance services. In 1995, Nick was practising for an air display with his father, Euan, in a 1945 Harvard, when disaster struck. The plane crashed, killing Euan and causing multiple injuries to Nick. Against all odds, Nick survived – largely due to being rushed to hospital by an air ambulance service.

Giles: “The air ambulance is a charity that is very close to our hearts. Both Nick and I have had our lives saved by air ambulances, and the work they do is invaluable. With no government support, we need to do as much as we can to help them keep up their great work and increase their service.”

Their experiences inspired them to reach out to The Air Ambulance Service and pledge to raise money for its national Children’s Air Ambulance service. Bremont hopes to raise £72,000, enough to fund a pilot for a year.

For more information about Bremont, visit their website here.