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

Bike Bath


Cycle for the Rotary Club of Bathavon in aid of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity!
This year, Bathavon Rotary is asking cyclists to enter the annual BIKE BATH event to raise funds for their chosen charity, GWAAC.

Bike Bath is a well-organised and enjoyable event, with great routes and excellent feed stations.

There are three routes – of 25, 50 and 80 miles.
Entry ranges from £19-£34.
All information about the cycling can be found
at where you can register
When registering, please specify at ‘Charity?’,
‘Rotary Club of Bathavon, in aid of GWAAC’
Once registered, please contact Bathavon Rotary
to sign up and get sponsorship details.
Or contact Val Mason direct at:, or on 07899 797450

05/07/2015 at All Day
Recreation Ground, Bath

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!

11/07/2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
GWAAC Base – (Opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Centre), Bristol

London to Paris Cycle Ride

Keen cyclists are being asked to get on their bike and head to Paris, while raising money for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

The London to Paris cycle ride is a fantastic bike ride from the heart of London to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Connect two of the world’s most chic capital cities as you embark on the challenge of a lifetime for GWAAC.Emal-L2P Photo 3 - 67461

Cycling through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France you’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris, undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth.

The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one you’ll treasure forever.

Day 1
London to Calais
The challenge begins from South London, heading through rural Kent. The path winds though traditional British countryside, along the North
Downs Way before reaching the white cliffs of Dover. The ferry takes you across to Calais and your first nights resting place.
95 miles (approx)

Day 2
Calais to Abbeville
Stunning picturesque countryside awaits you in northern France as you travel south through some beautiful
quaint villages. Cycle through Desvres, a market town known for its ceramics and continue with the windy roads along the valley of the Canche River. You will spend the night in Abbeville.
75 miles (approx)

Day 3
Abbeville to Beauvais
The route follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. After lunch you can enjoy the countryside, finishing the day in
Beauvais where the market square, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, is a true highlight.
70 miles (approx)

Day 4
Beauvais to Paris
The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris, your final destination. The finish point – the Eiffel Tower – can be seen for miles above the
Paris Skyline, and on arrival the celebrations can begin!
60 miles (approx)

Day 5
Paris to London
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life, explore the city, and visit the landmarks that only yesterday you were cycling by.
Meet in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home, arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike and commence your onward journey home.

For more information email

Or find the online booking form by following the link below

15/07/2015 - 19/07/2015 at 12:00 am
London, London

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


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