It's a charity, keep it flying

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

It’s A Charity

You never know when you might need us – It’s yours, it’s a charity, keep it flying.


Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

24/7 365

The Critical Care team fly seven days a week, 365 days a year and attend over 100 incidents per month.

We Rely on You

We Rely On YOU!

We receive no funding from the Government or the National lottery, and rely entirely on the support of our local community to raise the £2m that we need to continue operating.


Corporate Partnerships

The Great Western Air Ambulance relies totally on the support of Trusts, Individuals and Companies to keep our crew flying. We are always excited to hear from new and past partners to discuss opportunities to fundraise and increase public profile.

Find out how you can support us
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Get involved with GWAAC

There are numerous ways to support the charity. Monthly giving by Direct Debit, one time donations via Paypal or Credit/Debit Card. Regular giving, and donations to the charity left in your will are just one of the many ways you can keep us flying.

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Join our Ground Crew

There are a number of ways you can become involved with the Air Ambulance charity and volunteering is one of them. Our fundraising and volunteer team are a dedicated bunch and have a lot of fun doing it.  If you would like to get involved with the charity and ‘keep us flying’ we’d love to hear from you.

Find out about volunteering
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Win Win Win on the Air Ambulance Lottery. Giving is Fun!

From just £1 a week you can enter the lottery to win up to £1000. Make giving fun by playing the lottery with GWAAC. It’s easy to enter and proceeds from the lottery help to keep your air ambulance flying.

The lottery is promoted and operated by The Air Ambulance Lottery Society. For more information on AALS, visit

Sign up to the lottery here

Events & Challenges

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!

09/05/2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
GWAAC Base – (Opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Centre), Bristol

Charity Cycle – 3 Cities Bike Ride 2015

3 Cities cycle and raise funds for your local air ambulance!

27/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 at All Day
London, London

Bristol 10k


We are looking for runners for the Bristol 10k.

The race is now one of the fastest growing and most popular of its kind in the UK.

It is a RunBritain grand Prix event and will include some of the top athletes in the UK.

Entry is £26.

To run for GWAAC email

31/05/2015 at All Day
Bristol City Centre, Bristol

Fairford 10K


We are looking for people to take part in the Fairford 10k.

To run for GWAAC email

31/05/2015 at All Day
Fairford 10K, Fairford


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