It's a charity, keep it flying

Help save local lives

We receive no day-to-day government funding and rely on your donations, no matter how big or small.

It’s because of people like you that we are able to save lives.


Here when you need us

Our committed team are on stand-by, every day of the year. 

We attend 4 incidents every day, saving local lives. Whoever you are, we are there when you need us.

About Us

Get involved in our work

We need people to volunteer their time and help keep us flying!

Could you help out at a fundraising event, in our office, or talk to people about what we do?



Corporate Partnerships

Show people you care about saving lives in your area by becoming a GWAAC partner. 

Working together, we can keep providing this life saving service to your community. There are lots of activities you and your organization can get involved in, and our friendly fundraising team are here to help you choose and plan what works best for your company and employees. 

Get involved!


Individual fundraising

From holding events to taking part in sponsored challenges, there are so many ways to get involved and help the team! 

We are always happy to hear fundraising ideas, or to help you plan events to raise money. It’s the support of individuals like you that make it possible for us to save the lives of people in your area. If you would like to know more about getting involved, speak to the fundraising team.

Raise money


Come & work with us!

We are always looking for volunteers to help out the GWAAC team. 

Whether you can help in our offices, have a collection box, take part in a sponsored activity or host a fundraising event, we need you! 

We are only able to do what we do because of people like you who are willing to give up some of their precious time to provide this vital service to their community. Do something amazing and help us save lives. 

Become a volunteer


Air Ambulance Lottery

Help save local lives and be in with a chance of winning up to £1000 by playing our lottery! 

With a donation of just £1 a week (or more if you can spare it!) you will be entered into our Air Ambulance Lottery. Make giving fun, and help save the lives of people in your area. What could be easier than that! (You must be aged 16 or over to play the lottery)

Play the lottery

Events & Challenges

Bath Half Marathon 2017

The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region, raising over £2.1 million for charity in 2015 alone!

The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time. It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.

Entry for the Bath Half Marathon has now closed. If you’d like to take on the challenge of running for GWAAC, why not check out the Forest of Dean Half Marathon?

12/03/2017 at All Day
Bath Rugby Club, Bath

Battle of Lansdown 2017

In just 30 seconds we guarantee we’ll have convinced you to get cold, wet and muddy for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. How will we do this? Well, the Battle of Lansdown is a special event. You’ll get acquainted with the beautiful Bath countryside…

You’ll be surrounded by strangers who will support you every step of the way…

Oh and we haven’t mentioned the huge water slide…

(Epic basketball shots are optional, as are beards)

And best of all? If you take part for us, you get discounted entry, awesome support on the day and will always be able to tell the story of how Dave fell flat on his face (it’s always a Dave…)

Want to see what you’ll be getting up to?

So now we’ve convinced you, all you need to is fill in the form to get your discount code and sign up! If you’ve got any questions, email or give us a call on 0303 4444 999.



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19/03/2017 at All Day
Bath Race Course, Bath Bath & North East Somerset

Forest of Dean Half Marathon 2017

Do something amazing and join the team that keeps our life saving helicopter in the sky by running in the beautiful Forest of Dean half marathon.

The officially-measured 13 mile course is run on way-marked trails through the Forest of Dean. The multi-terrain route will be fully signed and marshalled. The route generally uses well-maintained tracks with gentle inclines.

We have a limited number of free places available for this marathon – saving £39.00 on the registration fee. In return we ask that you meet a modest fundraising goal to help keep us flying. As one of our Team GWAAC runners you’ll get:

  • A stylish Team GWAAC running vest.
  • Encouragement, help and support with your training and fundraising.
  • Free high fives and hugs from Charlie the Critical Care Bear.

Interested? Fill out the form below to join Team GWAAC!



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Already have a place?

If you already have your own place and would like to use it to support us, we would love to welcome you to Team GWAAC. Just get in touch and our friendly fundraising team will get you started.

Any questions?

Email or give us a call on 0303 4444 999.

19/03/2017 at All Day

Gloucester Races

Gloucester Races, in association with Amlin Plus, provides some of the most exciting horse racing of the Point-to-Point season.

Set in Maisemore Park on the banks of the river Severn in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, the natural grandstand enjoys spectacular views across to the Cotswold escarpment. New for 2017 is a Country Fair and Shopping Pavilion, along with a Charity Race in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and Ledbury Hunt.

We are delighted to be hosting one of a Nationwide series of 14 high profile Mixed Open races, supported by Timico, which will be run for the maximum total prize fund of £1000. With 8 races on the card, and two hotly contested pony races, licensed bookmaker, food stalls, shopping pavilion and country fair, Gloucester Races promises to be a fantastic sporting day out for all the family to enjoy.

Tickets cost £12.50 per person, under 16’s go free. Gates open at 11am and we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to buy your tickets, head to the Gloucester Races website.

26/03/2017 at All Day
Gloucester Races and Country Fair, Gloucester


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