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

South Gloucestershire Show

The South Glos Show brings together the people of South Gloucestershire for a weekend of fun and entertainment. Showcasing local bands and artists, over 250 exhibitors, sports acts and gymnastic displays as well as a jam packed kids show.

There is so much to do for the whole family to enjoy.

01/08/2015 - 02/08/2015 at 10:30 am
The Windmill Fisheries Showground, Yate

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!

08/08/2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
GWAAC Base – (Opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Centre), Bristol

Charity Clay Shoot

A Charity Clay Shoot is taking place at Lady’s Wood Shooting School in aid of GWAAC.

The day will commence at 9.30 am with tea/coffee and breakfast rolls.  After the safety briefing, teams will depart to shoot at approximately 10.00 am.

Each team member will take part in a 100 bird sporting competition which will include an exciting 100 bird team flush stand.

The day will end back at the lodge with a drinks reception, hog roast and prize giving.  A silent auction will be running all day.

Cartridges will be available to purchase on the day, teams are welcome to provide their own as long as they are fibre wad and a maximum weight of 28g 7’s.

£350 per team of 4

Places are limited, entries in advance, please call 01454 294546 or email for a booking form.

15/08/2015 at All Day
Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Chipping Sodbury South Gloucestershire,

Severn Bridge Half Marathon


We are looking for runners for the Severn Bridge Half Marathon.

The race starts on the Chepstow end of the bridge, and runners will cross the bridge heading towards Thornbury, before looping back to the bridge.

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has been announced as the official race charity.

Entry is £29.

To run for GWAAC email

30/08/2015 at All Day
Severn Bridge, Bristol


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