Oswestry-based Aico, which pioneers home life safety products, is supporting the memorial gardens for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s new airbase and headquarters, currently being constructed on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border.

Building work on Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s new airbase and headquarters facility in Cosford is now underway. The new building, designed to help future-proof the charity’s pre-hospital emergency service, will include space for two of the charity’s three helicopters, with two helipads and space for the service’s rapid response vehicles. In addition, the bespoke build will host a clinical training and simulation centre, research and development facilities, charity offices, and a warehouse for charity vehicles and storage. There will also be space to host fundraising events, meetings and the grounds will include two scenic gardens.

To embrace its rural surroundings, the facility has been designed to sit behind areas of woodland and forest, and will also include two gardens, including one open to the public as a memorial garden, for a space for those to remember loved ones. The memorial garden has been kindly supported by a donation from Aico Ltd.

Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “From the very beginning of our partnership with Aico Ltd., the fire protection firm, has proved it is truly in the business of saving lives.

“In addition to Aico providing its staff with membership to our Lifesaving Lottery scheme, it’s funding a safe space for our visitors to enjoy the scenery surrounding our new facility.”

Neal Hooper, managing director for Aico Ltd. added: “Aico are proud to be partnering and working with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and funding the memorial garden where loved ones can be remembered. Knowing the vital work the charity carries out, it is important that businesses support this charity, and help save lives.”

To find out more about corporate partnership opportunities with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, visit midlandsairambulance.com/corporate and follow the organisation on social media.

Find out more about Aico’s lifesaving, fire protection products www.aico.co.uk

Pictured: Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Neal Hooper, managing director of Aico Ltd explore the grounds of the new airbase and headquarters facility.