Dr Mike Davison, air crew doctor with GNAAS
and consultant anaesthetist, said: "Training exercises are a vital part of our work in order for our crews to be up-to-speed with the layout and protocols of new sites so, when the time comes, they know exactly where everything is and they can effectively hand over a patient as quickly as possible.
Mandy Drake, of GNAAS
, said: "This is a great opportunity for communities to come together for a good cause.
There were around 50 competitors taking part in the fundraiser for GNAAS
, which relies entirely on charitable donations.
Mandy Drake, deputy director at GNAAS
, said: "We know tickets will sell fast because of the popularity and reputation of Judy's events.
Janet Hume of GNAAS
said: "Our volunteers at the event had a brilliant time and we were so grateful to be involved in the day.
presented Judy with a model helicopter in honour of her team's achievements in aid of the charity.
She recognised the potential of applying this in the NHS and headed up the "Blood on Board" project in the North East and Cumbria alongside GNAAS
, and Northumbria and Cumbria Blood Bikes.
Trauma specialists working with GNAAS
and the blood bike groups will be able to save even more lives, by delivering emergency O negative blood directly to the scene of life-threatening accidents.
spokesperson said his condition was serious but stable on arrival at the hospital.
transported Mr Redhead to the major trauma centre at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary in eight minutes.
The third annual event - which has raised more than PS15,000 for the GNAAS
- is hosted by Judy Kitching MBE (pictured above) and her daughters Martha and Annie at their home at Sexhow Park Farm, near Hutton Rudby, on Saturday, September 6.
A local rapid response paramedic was first on the scene, before GNAAS
were alerted and scrambled its aircraft from the Langwathby base.