Give life, with a gift in your will
Thank you for considering including a gift in your will to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
More and more people are choosing to express their deep trust in our critical care doctors and paramedics through a gift to GWAAC in their will. It’s a way of passing on the comforting feeling of knowing that GWAAC will always be there.
Crucially, your gift will help us do so much more.
You’ll help GWAAC develop new and innovative ways to deliver emergency critical care. For example, your gift could help our critical care team share their experiences, knowledge and research not just in our region but with other air ambulances and emergency medicine across the UK and around the globe.
Your gift, of whatever size, will help GWAAC save more lives and give every critical care patient the chance to go on to enjoy a fulfilling life, ready to overcome whatever challenges lie ahead.
Last year one fifth of our total income came from people like you leaving a gift in their will.
To make it easier for you to write your will, GWAAC has teamed up with two will-making partners, The Goodwill Partnership and Guardian Angel. You can choose how you make your will, whether it’s over the phone, online, or under usual circumstances through a home visit.
Whichever method and partner you choose, you will be taken step by step through the process of making your will and have all your questions answered.
When leaving a gift to GWAAC in your will, please ensure you include the following information:
The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, Registered Charity No: 1121300, County Gates, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2JH
Why our supporters leave a gift in their will
"I got involved through my employer choosing Great Western Air Ambulance Charity as its annual charity partner. Visiting the base and meeting the critical care team really inspired me. After raising several thousand pounds I’d built such a close bond that I started volunteering. When I updated my will it seemed only natural to include GWAAC. It was so easy and when I told the fundraising team they were immensely grateful. I know the money will be used wisely, to save lives every day and help enhance its critical care work. I’m proud to have GWAAC in my will and encourage you do the same.”
“My mum really liked Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and had requested that half the collection at her funeral go to the charity. Shortly after that time I saw that GWAAC was looking for volunteers for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, so I signed up and haven't looked back! It’s such a pleasure hearing people’s positive comments about the charity. Not having children made it an easy decision to include Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in my will. It’s another way to pay tribute to my mum, and give the gift of life to those in need of critical care in the future.”
Once you have written or updated your will, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your family and friends, as well as the charities that matter to you, will be taken care of according to your wishes.
Do get in touch
We’d love to discuss with you how your gift can help transform our Critical Care Team’s work. Contact Gifts In Wills Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0303 4444 999. Valerie can also help if you are administering the estate of someone who has kindly left GWAAC a legacy, or if you wish to give a discretionary legacy or through a Deed of Variation.