Hankook Continues Air Ambulance Support


Hankook has announced the continuation of its support to the Air Ambulance Rapid Response Cars into 2019.

Air Ambulance Renews with Hankook

The tyre manufacturer's partnership the Air Ambulance began in 2017, when the first set of tyres were donated. Since then, Hankook Tyre have also arranged multiple fundraisers, both internally and during popular company events, and have made the Air Ambulance their dedicated charity of choice.

The Air Ambulance is a charity funded solely by public donations. During daylight hours, two helicopters are flown across five counties, including Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. When the darkness of night sets in, the Rapid Response Critical Care Cars are relied upon to take over; making it imperative that the vehicles are fitted with robust, quality tyres that are able to cope with the high speed, and occasional off road, journeys.

To date, Hankook have been able to provide 24 tyres to the Air Ambulance for their Critical Care Cars. The contribution they have provided so far has enabled the charity to continually save lives around the community, with peace of mind that all teams are travelling on safe, reliable tyres.

National Partnerships Manager, Jo Payne said, “We are so delighted to have received the very generous donations from Hankook for our Rapid Response cars, which are a very important part of our response to the community we serve. Having the tyres to hand proved very well timely with a recent puncture. We were able to fit a new tyre and were back on the road in under 30 mins. Gifts in Kind are a great way to help our charity, save the charity vital funds with each mission coasting on average £1,700.00 and we look forward to working with Hankook again in the future.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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