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

Moroccan Trek



A fantastic opportunity for people to explore the Moroccan wilderness.

The journey will take them over the Atlas Mountains north of Marrakesh, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

On their trek they will scale Toubkal, the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains reaching 4,167m above sea level giving them an amazing view across the vast sand dunes of the Sahara Dessert. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

DAY 1:
Depart the UK for our flight to Marrakech where we’ll then transfer to the hotel. At the hotel you’ll have a full briefing from your trip leader and hear all about the challenge ahead.

DAY 2:
Transfer to Imlil (1,740m) and trek through the variety of Microclimates heading up to to Nelter Hut (3,210m) – base for the next 2 nights.

DAY 3:
Summit day! Trek from Nelter Hut to the summit of Toubkal (4,167m) – the highest mountain in Northern Aftrica – here you will have amazing views of the Atlas mountains and on a clear day can see across to the Sahara Dessert, then return back to Nelter Hut for well deserved rest.

Day 4:
Trek from the Nelter Hut over to Aroumd, and then take the transfer to Marrakech. There will be a celebratory dinner and dancing in the evening!

Day 5:
Transfer to airport for flight to UK, arriving same day.

For more information email

30/09/2015 - 04/10/2015 at All Day
Toubkal, Toubkal National Park

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!

10/10/2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
GWAAC Base – (Opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Centre), Bristol

Bristol to Bath Marathon



We are looking for runners for the first ever Bristol to Bath marathon.

The route will see participants run 26.2 miles starting in the centre of Bristol and finishing in the centre of Bath.

It has been designed to take in the sights of Bristol and Bath, as well as giving runners a glimpse of South Gloucestershire countryside.

This brand new marathon for the South West has it all – fully closed roads, a beautiful and challenging route, historical sights and spectacular scenery. This is the perfect event for those ready to take it to the next level.

Entry is £55.

To run for GWAAC email

25/10/2015 at All Day
Bristol, Bristol

Charity Sky Dive

We Rely on You

Ever felt like taking on a challenge of a lifetime by jumping out of an plane?

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 for us.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge email for more information.



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


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