The Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

This year the Lymington Seafood Festival is proud to be supporting The Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance


Lymington Seafood Festival is delighted to help raise money and awareness each year for a new charity partner. We are delighted to support the Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance and the Lymington RNLI for our 2022 event

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Ordinary People. Extraordinary Care.

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the independent Charity that brings an advanced Critical Care Team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens.

Using both a helicopter and emergency response vehicle, the Charity brings a team of highly skilled pre-hospital emergency medicine doctors and specialist paramedics to the scene of an incident, effectively bringing the hospital to the patient when time is critical. Called out to an average of four incidents every day, including cardiac arrests, road traffic collisions, falls and assaults, our life-saving service is operational 365 days a year, both day and night.

It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain our life saving service, and it is only thanks to the generosity of the communities that we serve that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.




In 2015 Lymington celebrated 50 years of Lifeboat Service. Today that proud history continues with the “David Bradley”, an Atlantic 85 Class Inshore Lifeboat. The Lifeboat of today is very different to where we started over 50 years ago. The Atlantic 85 was introduced to the RNLI fleet in 2005, capable of over 35 knots she has a crew of 4, and carries a full suite of advanced communication and navigational equipment. The Lifeboat lives in a purpose built Station in the Bath Road Car Park. The new Station was opened in 2006 and the Lifeboat is tractor trailer launched from the Public Slipway in Lymington.

The Lymington Lifeboat has a long history of saving lives at sea and has received numerous awards for bravery and distinguished service. That tradition of service remains well established with today’s all volunteer crew ready to answer a call for help. Providing that service requires high levels of support and funding. A team of volunteers provide that support, from the shore and boat crews through our fund-raisers, youth education and community safety teams, all play a critical part in delivering the RNLI’s mission.  To do this needs funding. As a charity we rely on the efforts of the volunteers but need your donations and your generosity to support this crucial work.

We have one clear aim: we save lives at sea. To do this we provide a 24/7 search and rescue service protecting the waters around the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The 238 Lifeboat Stations and over 400 Lifeboats are crewed by some 4700 volunteers. The RNLI provides Lifeguards at over 200 of the most popular beaches. They work tirelessly in providing key prevention and education messages to the community through the RNLI’s ‘Respect the Water Campaign’ so please help us to help those in need.