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.

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Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

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

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Be a Hero!

We need people to to find their inner hero and help keep us flying!

National Air Ambulance Week is your chance to support the work of your lifesaving local air ambulance.

Help Us

Corporate

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!

Individuals

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.

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Volunteer

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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Lottery

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)

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Events & Challenges

Be a Hero for National Air Ambulance Week

Hundreds of people are stepping up to Be a Hero and support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity during National Air Ambulance Week.

Taking place between the 19th and 25th September, National Air Ambulance Week is a chance to support the work of your lifesaving local air ambulance.

We want our supporters across the length and breadth of the West Country to get involved and help keep us flying. We’ve created a special Be a Hero fundraising pack which is packed full of handy ideas and tips to make sure you have a day to remember, as well as posters and balloons to help make your event extra special!

If you have what it takes to Be a Hero and support your local air ambulance, claim your free fundraising pack now!

19/09/2016 - 25/09/2016 at 12:00 am

Bristol Half Marathon 2016

First staged in 1989, this city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must do event with an atmosphere second to none.

We’ll give you full support with both your training and fundraising, an awesome support team on race day and the loudest cheer squad on the course to keep you going! We have several free places available for runners willing to take on the Bristol Half Marathon to keep us flying! All we ask in return is that you meet a small fundraising target. If you’d like to find out more, please email Ella in our fundraising team.

25/09/2016 at All Day
Bristol Harbourside, Bristol

Cheltenham Half Marathon 2016

Cheltenham’s Half Marathon is a popular road race set in the heart of this stunning regency town. Broad tree-lined avenues provide space to run, and the diverse course combines regency splendour with bags of Cotswold charm.

We’ll give you full support with both your training and fundraising, an awesome support team on race day and the loudest cheer squad on the course to keep you going! Runners can register to take part in the Cheltenham Half here.

25/09/2016 at All Day
Cheltenham, Cheltenham

The Hangover Ball – Whitminster, Gloucestershire

The Hangover Ball is set to be held on Saturday 1st of October 2016 in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and the Injured Jockeys Fund.

  • Champange Reception
  • Free bar
  • Free Hog Roast
  • Exclusive headline DJs
  • Charity Auction
  • Dress Code – Black Tie with Bright Shoes
  • Over 18s only

Tickets – £75. To purchase, please email: thehangoverball@gmail.com

For further information please contact Jack Sherborn Hoare – 07479881168 or Micheal Morse – 07766003273 or check out the Facebook page.

01/10/2016 at All Day
Frome Orchard, Whitminster Gloucester

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