North Sea Flight Tragedy Memorial Trust Fund Makes Donation to Midland Air Ambulance

Monday, 15 February, 2010

Midlands Air Ambulance preparing for take-off

Midlands Air Ambulance in flight

Midlands Air Ambulance has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from a trust fund established as a memorial to the tragic oil and gas industry helicopter incident off the north east coast of Scotland last year.

Public donations of £330,000 are to be distributed amongst 11 charities chosen by the 16 families whose loved ones died in the incident as North Sea Flight 85N was returning to Aberdeen on April 1 2009. Midlands Air Ambulance has received £10313.00...

Money is also being set aside to create a permanent place for the book of condolence and to provide a further symbol of remembrance to be located in a public garden in Aberdeen.

"As a result of the generosity of the general public along with companies and people throughout the industry, a number of outstanding charities will benefit from significant donations made in memory of the men who so tragically lost their lives in this awful incident," said Malcolm Webb of oil & Gas UK and chairman of the Memorial Trust.

In addition to Midlands Air Ambulance, the charities chosen by the families are the RNLI, CLAN (the Aberdeen based cancer charity), Cancer Research, Alzheimer Scotland, Help for Heroes, Jump for Heroes, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, St Richards Hospice in Worcester and the Oil Chaplaincy Trust.

Members of the public who still wish to make a donation can find details of the payment options at

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