Total UK, the British-based division of global oil major Total, has announced that it will supply fuel for two UK air ambulance trusts to ensure they can continue to operate as the Covid-19 crisis spreads across the country.

The trusts, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust and The Great North Air Ambulance Service, have worked with Total since 2018 and 2019 respectively, and will be able to count on free fuel supplies for the next month.

Ben Marchant, general aviation manager at Total UK commented: “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.”

Total also announced that it plans to review the arrangement at the end of May, and extend the agreement if necessary.