An online petition is being circulated in the UK in an attempt to exempt the Air Ambulance service from having to pay fuel duty, in line with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. It currently has 133,805 signatures which should guarantee it is debated in parliament.

The Air Ambulance service has been called out a number of times over the years as a result of falls at polocrosse tournaments, as it is the NHS’ favoured way of recovering people injured in riding accidents. As a result it is a supported charity of the UK Polocrosse Association, with regular collections for it being held at tournaments. With fuel costs rising in the UK the Air Ambulance, which is funded almost entirely from charitable fund raising activities, faces ever increased funding pressure. To sign the petition click here.