Ambulance Heritage Society obtains charitable status

May 15, 2012 11:11 am - Categorised in:

IMG_4922-300x200The Ambulance Heritage Society are celebrating registration and official recognition as a charity with the Charity Commission. Simon Hale from Ellis-Fermor & Negus solicitors’ charity team advised the Ambulance Heritage Society on the setting up of the charitable company and the registration with the Charity Commission. Simon Hale commented “It was a pleasure to work with the Trustees of the Ambulance Heritage Society and to obtain the charity registration which will enable the Ambulance Heritage Society to continue to grow and to achieve its objectives. The Trustees of the Ambulance Heritage Society are passionate about their work and they already have an impressive collection of working ambulances, which really help to bring history to life”. Trustee Stephen Lees commented “We are extremely grateful for Simon’s help. With his care and attention the whole registration process went through without a hitch.”

The Ambulance Heritage Society was set up in 1983 by 4 ambulance men from Kings Mill Ambulance Station in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and is now a flourishing Society with an impressive collection of restored vintage ambulances, which are regularly displayed at events throughout the East Midlands.

The Ambulance Heritage Society seeks to collect and preserve historical ambulance vehicles and equipment, information and records for exhibition to the public and in doing so to promote the public’s understanding of the work of the ambulance service, past and present.


The Ambulance Heritage Society now plans to locate suitable premises so that the collection can be on permanent display.


The Ambulance Heritage Society will be displaying its collection at the following events in the forthcoming months:


Sat 16th – Sun17th July          Emergency Vehicles Day, Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire

Sun 7th August                       Emergency Vehicles Day, Crich, Derbyshire

Sat 13th – Sun 14th                1940’s weekend, Crich, Derbyshire

Anyone interested in joining the Ambulance Heritage Society or in supporting their work should contact Mr Stephen Lees at


If you have any queries relating to charity law please contact either Simon Hale or Ben Bourne in our Charity team on 0115 922 1591.

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