How we support the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

We are proud to support the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance;  a fantastic service that began operating in 2007 and undergoes 730 missions annually, many of them life-saving!

The Air Ambulance can be airborne within 4 minutes and reaches most locations in Hampshire within fifteen minutes, meaning it can provide emergency care for those critical cases most in need of it.

However, it costs approximately £9,000 a day to keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives, so funding is vital to keep the service operating.

The HIOWAA is close to the hearts of many of our customers and our team at The Royal Exchange have already exceeded their pledge to raise £10,000, as a Gold Corporate Sponsor through a number of initiatives…

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Logo

Red Mist Ale

As part of our commitment to HIOWAA we donate 10p from every pint of Red Mist Ale poured here at The Royal Exchange and welcome you to donate any small change in the charity pots on the bar.

Monthly Networking

Our monthly networking event, on the second Tuesday of every month, raises money in aid of HIOWAA. We encourage all attendees to donate on arrival before tucking into the complimentary bacon sandwiches and sharing ideas with other local businesses.

Charity Challenge

Every year, we take part in a charity challenge to raise money for a few of our chosen charities.

Back in July 2017, a team of staff, suppliers and friends took on the 3 highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales and raised over £12,000 for HIOWAA and another local charity, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity!

Red Mist Staff taking on the 3 peaks charity challenge