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

Nativity Crib Festival – Chipping Sodbury

Sodbury Vale’s 5th annual Nativity Crib Festival is this year supporting the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Each year the majority of cribs on display are loaned  to the Church from local people and around the World.   Many local schools contribute to the Festival with pupils involved in designing and making cribs.

Around 5000 visitors attended the event last year and found a truly heart warming collection of some 180 contemporary and traditional nativity cribs, many gifted and loaned just for the exhibition.

The festival runs for 5 days and starts this year on the 2 December, finishing on Sunday 6 December. It will be officially opened by the new Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek. A cafe is available, offering a selection of tea coffee, homemade soup, cakes and biscuits.

For more information, contact Phone: 01454 325160 or visit the Sodbury Benefice website.

02/12/2015 - 06/12/2015 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury, Chipping Sodbury

Charity Sky Dive

We Rely on You

Ever felt like taking on a challenge of a lifetime by jumping out of an plane? What about jumping out of a plane wearing your favourite Christmas jumper?

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 to help keep us flying!.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge, book online today or email us for more details.



05/12/2015 at All Day
Swindon Airfield, Swindon

Bath Half Marathon 2016

The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is looking for runners to take part in the 2016 Bath half marathon. Are you up for the challenge?

We receive no day to day funding from the Government or the National Lottery. Instead, we rely entirely on the generosity of the people we serve to raise the £2.3million we need a year to stay operational.

If you want to be part of team GWAAC you need to register to run the Bath half marathon on their website. You can also check out our Facebook event to meet the other runners supporting GWAAC!

If you have any questions, or just want to have a chat give us a call on 0117 969 9344 or send us an email.

13/03/2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bath Rugby Club, Bath


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