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.

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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

Lent Lunch – The Guide Hall Winchcombe

Come join us for a Lent Lunch at The Guide Hall on Winchcombe High Street.

The lunch will be provided by two local Winchcombe coffee shops – Food Fanatics and North’s Bakery.

It will be held on Friday the 24th of March from 12pm until 1:30pm.

The cost is £5 with all profits will be donated to The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

“It is sure to be a pleasant afternoon lunch!”



24/03/2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Guide Hall Winchcombe, Winchcombe Gloucestershire

The St. Briavels Peoples’ Choir Concert – Assembly Rooms, Gloucestershire

We would like to invite you to the St. Briavels Peoples Choir Spring Concert.

The concert will be held at the St. Briavels Assembly Rooms in Gloucestershire village on Saturday 25th March between 7:30pm and 10pm.

Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children. Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling Fiona Pagnamenta on 01594 531151.

A drink and light refreshments will be included in the ticket price. 

Proceeds and donations will go to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

“It is sure to be a night of great music and fun!”

25/03/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms, Gloucestershire

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

Great Wall of China Trek 2018 Info Evening – The Huntsman, Bath

We would like to invite you to an Information Evening on the Great Wall of China Trek 2018.

The Great Western Air Ambulance are organizing a major trek along the Great Wall of China in 2018 to raise money for the charity.

The trek will be seven and a half days long with 10,000 steps to climb. Not only will you have the opportunity to see one of the most spectacular sights in the world, but you will also get the chance to visit Beijing and tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

GWAAC need to recruit hardy souls who can climb the seventh medieval wonder of the world and raise an ambitious fundraising target. If you are up for the challenge please come to our information evening at the Huntsman on North Parade in Bath to learn more about the trek. The information event will run from 7pm to 8pm.

“Come along if you are interested in saving lives by conquering the Great Wall of China!”

29/03/2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Huntsman, North Parade Bath


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