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Young girl saved by air ambulance cuts first turf for new Lincs and Notts HQ

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A young girl who was seriously injured in a road crash last year, has helped cut the first patch of turf for a new Lincs and Notts air ambulance headquarters which will see staff and crew come together under one roof.

Ella Burgess-Wood was on her way home from her fourth birthday party on the A17 near Cranwell in September, when her father's car was hit by a lorry. She was taken to hospital by the air Ambulance.

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We are so thankful that Ella has been invited to today’s turf cutting. It’s really helped to turn a negative experience into a real positive for her. She loves to tell all her friends in school how she went in the yellow helicopter.

The new Headquarters will be a great move for the charity, and we want to support them in any way we can. We are looking forward to doing some fundraising later on in the year.

– Georgia Burgess-Wood

A new multi-million pound HQ for the charity is expected to be finished by the end of the year which will have a purpose-built hangar and enhanced training facility.

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Years of work have gone into this, from finding an operationally perfect piece of land through to the full design of a state-of-the-art day and night capable heliport, operations building, maintenance hangar and much needed new offices.

– Captain Llewis Ingamells, Chief Pilot at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance