Give life, with a gift in your will
Thank you for considering a gift to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in your will.
In 2019 one fifth of our income came from people like you, using their will to pass on the comforting feeling of knowing that GWAAC will always be there. Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is at the forefront of advances in critical care, which means your gift could help us do so much more.
“Though we’ve come a long way, in critical care nothing stands still,” says Professor Jonathan Benger, Founding Clinical Director, Trustee, and Critical Care Doctor. “A gift in your will could help us research, develop and deliver more innovative and effective techniques, meaning even more people survive and recover to live life to the full. Thank you.”
How much you give is up to you. It could be a share of your estate, after you have provided for family and friends, or a fixed amount. A gift for our general charitable purposes will allow us to direct your funds to where they are needed most.
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.
Download your free Gifts in Wills booklet
We’ve produced a booklet to give you more information on leaving a gift in your will to GWAAC. Download it now for free, to read about our charities journey from humble beginnings and how your gift could really make a difference.
Our free will-writing service
To make it easy for you to make or update your will, we have teamed up with will-making partners The Goodwill Partnership and Guardian Angel to give you access to high quality will-writing services at no cost to you. Through The Goodwill Partnership you can choose a home visit, video or phone appointment. With Guardian Angel you can draft your will online, at your own pace.
Why our supporters leave a gift in their will
"GWAAC was my employer’s chosen charity. Visiting the base and meeting the crew inspired me to start fundraising, then I signed up to volunteer and became a lottery player. When updating my will it seemed natural to include GWAAC, for which I have such respect, and when I told the fundraising team they were immensely grateful. Using GWAAC’s online will-making partner Guardian Angel was so straightforward. I know my gift will help develop innovations in critical care as well as pay for daily lifesaving operations. I’m proud to have GWAAC in my will and encourage you to do the same."
“My mum loved GWAAC and she’d requested that half of her funeral collection went 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! Over the years I’ve seen big changes…the old base was freezing cold in the winter, with no kitchen or proper facilities, but the new one is fantastic! With GWAAC in my will I can pay tribute to my mum, pass on my trust in the charity, and give life to those in need of critical care.”
Get in touch
We’d love to discuss 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.