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16/04/2020 News

Total UK Limited supports two UK air ambulance services with free jet fuel during Covid-19 pandemic



UK, 17 April 2020 Total UK Limited has announced that it will be supplying free jet fuel to both the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that both services are able to continue carrying out life-saving work.

Jet fuel will be provided to the EHAAT’s fleet of two helicopters which provide first class, pre-hospital emergency medical treatment to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. The donation will support all three of the GNAAS’s helicopter fleet which covers the North East including Northumberland as well as Cumbria, North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders.

Both air ambulance services run entirely from charitable donations. The donation from Total UK will initially cover each air ambulance service’s jet fuel requirements for one month but this will be reviewed during the pandemic and extended as required.

Total UK has existing relationships with both air ambulance services. Working with the EHAAT since 2018 providing jet fuel directly to the Earls Colne Airfield as well as indirectly at North Weald Airfield.

It has also been working with GNAAS since October 2019, offering advice on the service’s fuel farms, fuel tanks, capacity and delivery lead times. The jet fuel donation from Total UK will be the first delivery into its new facility at Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe.

Ben Marchant, General Aviation Manager at Total UK, said: “The Total UK team is pleased to be able to support both essential air ambulance services during the Covid-19 pandemic. They rely entirely on charitable donations, so we are proud to play our part in helping them continue to carry out crucial, life-saving missions at this difficult time.”

Cliff Gale, Operations Director at EHAAT, said: “Essex & Herts Air Ambulance are delighted to be a beneficiary of a tank of free fuel from Total. The charity is continuing to provide its 24/7 life-saving care to the people and communities of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”

Paul McManus, Head of Facilities at GNAAS, said: “We are extremely grateful to Total UK for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time. We really do need all the help we can get, so this is one less thing for us to worry about.

“We can’t wait to move our clinical teams over to our new base where Total UK have so kindly offered to provide our first delivery of fuel free of charge.”

For further information please visit, alternatively, email [email protected].

Find out more about the air ambulance services here: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

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About Total UK Limited

Total UK Limited is the UK Marketing & Services operation for the Total Group. The division manufactures and sells lubricants, bitumen products and petroleum-based solvents into the transport, building and manufacturing sectors.

Total UK is also one of the country’s leading suppliers of aviation fuels, supplying London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, as well as many smaller airfields around the country.

In November 2019, Total entered into an agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group, to allow Harvest Energy to develop its network of service stations with the support and expertise of Total and to secure its fuel supply. The first TOTAL service station opened in December 2019 in Thirsk (North Yorkshire, England). Further deployment will continue in 2020. The TOTAL outlets offer the public and business customers the company’s full line-up of fuels and lubricants, as well as a broad range of products and services, including EV charge points. 

About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

About Total

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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Total UK Limited contacts

Media Relations: Lisa McGauley 020 3750 6688 #117 / / 07592 120 897, email [email protected].


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