It's a charity, keep it flying

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

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.


Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Here when you need us

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

We attend over 100 incidents a month, saving local lives. Whoever you are, we are there when you need us.


We Rely on You

Get Involved!

From donations, to taking part in sponsored events, to playing our lottery, there are so many ways you can help keep us flying.

We rely on your generosity to help us provide life saving treatment, so please get involved.



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
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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 are entered into The Air Ambulance Lottery Society’s draw. Make giving fun, and help save the lives of people in your area. What could be easier than that!

Play the lottery

Events & Challenges

Monthly visit to meet the crew & see the new helicopter

Come and meet the team who actually operate the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity service for YOU!

12/09/2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
GWAAC Base – (Opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Centre), Bristol

Bristol Half Marathon


We are looking for people to run the Bristol Half Marathon.

The Bristol half marathon was first held in 1989 when it attracted 1,000 runners. By 2010 this had grown to over 16,000 and the event is now firmly established on the national calender with a developing international reputation.

The race celebrated it’s silver anniversary in 2013 and is now one of Bristol’s most prestigious sporting events.

Entry is £36.

If you would like to run for GWAAC email

13/09/2015 at 12:00 am
Bristol, Bristol

Charity Sky Dive

We Rely on You

Ever felt like taking on a challenge of a lifetime by jumping out of an plane?

We have spaces on our charity sky dive, which takes place at Redland Airfield in Swindon.

Strapped to an instructor you will get a chance to see the world differently, from 10,000ft, while raising much needed funds for us.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge email for more information.

20/09/2015 at All Day
Swindon Airfield, Swindon

Motorbike Ride-out



Our motorbike ride-out takes place in September and finishes at the Royal Hotel.

At the finish there will be a family fun day – with a raffle, trade stands, merchnadise, and family fun activities.

Each rider who pre registers will receive a free GWAAC Ride-out T-Shirt.

£5 Entry Fee

For more information email



20/09/2015 at All Day
Castle Coombe Race Ceruit, Chippenham Wiltshire


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