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

Charity Skydive

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

You could take on this amazing challenge for FREE, all we ask in return is that you fundraise for us to help keep us flying! If this sounds like your kind of challenge, get in touch to find out more!

Sign up to skydive!

04/06/2017 at All Day
swindon airfield, Swindon

Octavo Concert, Gloucester Cathedral

On 9th June you are invited to join us for a night of sacred and secular a capella anthems at Gloucester Cathedral.

Octavo, an 8-part vocal harmony, are a bunch of like-minded souls, whose paths have crossed over a number of years both in the London and West Country vocal circles. Their talent and passion for music has seen them perform at an array of venues, from cathedrals to wedding parties! The night will include some popular arrangements, part-songs, female close harmonies and even some male barbershop numbers too!

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and will be available on the door. Alternatively, you can also purchase tickets in advance at the cathedral’s reception desk or cathedral shop.

09/06/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs – The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Why not support the Great Western Ambulance Charity in The Sixth Annual Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs?

The sponsored walks and runs are organised by the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell and start and finish at The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea.

The walks and runs take place on Sunday the 25th of June.

There will be the option of three off-road routes:

  • The Nailsea 5K ‘The Stroll’ – a 5k fun walk, family and wheelchair friendly
  • Tha Nailsea 10K – slightly longer and more challenging
  • The 20K Nailsea Challenge – for the more experienced who are ready for a challenge

Tickets will costs £6 for adults and will include a welcome pack of fruit and water, maps and instructions as well as a medal and certificate on completion.

Tickets can be purchased from the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell website or by contacting Graham Hunt on 07970771845 or by email

“Have fun, enjoy a walk or run in your local countryside with friends, family or on your own – and raise money for your local Air Ambulance at the same time!”

25/06/2017 at All Day
The Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Bristol Nightrider

Join Team GWAAC on 1/2 July for the Bristol Nightrider 2017 challenge!

If you’re looking for a unique challenge, a great night out, and want to raise vital funds for GWAAC, then this is the event for you! Yes, this is a bike ride with a difference… it’s at night!


Nightrider is a fully-supported charity bike ride around Bristol, with a choice of 50km and 100km routes. The route will take in many of the city’s top sights and famous landmarks, not to mention plenty of hills, making for a tough and fun challenge! Back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, plus a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish.

Riding for GWAAC means that you will save £60 on the entry fee (£39 instead of £99), plus you’ll receive goodies including a t-shirt, high viz vest, drinks and snacks. We can also help you with fundraising ideas (we ask you to pledge to raise at least £175 for the charity).

It’s a great event to do with friends or work colleagues, so why not get a team together? Sign up now and help us to raise the £2.6 million we need a year to provide our life-saving service.

Sign up to ride

01/07/2017 - 02/07/2017 at 9:00 pm - 6:00 am


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