Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has earned a record number of nominations at the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence.

The awards have been celebrating the best of the UK air ambulance sector for over a decade and are set to be presented on Thursday, November 30, in Reading.

The MAAC team is hopeful for a win in the four categories staff members have been nominated in.

Grants and trusts manager, Debbie Briden's excellent achievements in exceeding fundraising income targets have earned her a nomination in the Charity Staff Member of the Year category.

Dr David Cooper, having saved a man’s life with a rapid abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosis, is nominated for Doctor of the Year.

The charity’s innovation process has also been recognised in the Innovations of the Year shortlist.

Lastly, following a 40-year-long ambulance career, Ian Roberts, the charity's CQC registered manager who hails from Bewdley, Worcestershire, is vying for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hanna Sebright, CEO for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: "I speak on behalf of the whole charity team when I say that we are immensely proud of all of the nominated individuals, teams and processes we put forward for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence.

"We were delighted to have been shortlisted in a number of categories and are backing each of our team members, Dr Cooper, Debbie and Ian."

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