Celebrating our Supporters
Providing urgent critical care to our communities is only possible because of the support we are given, from the people who live in those communities. People like those below. Every bake sale, sponsored challenge or donation enables us to be there for those who need us the most.
Read about some of GWAAC's inspiring supporters:
Team Velocity World Flight
Over the last 5 years Team Velocity as raised over £15,000 for our Partner charities. The Team come from all walks of life, including Commercial and Private Pilots.
We will be flying on the VATSIM Network using the callsign Neptune 11 Whiskey (NPT11W), check out the tracking map to see where we are!
If you'd like to support Luke in his challenge, you can visit his fundraising page by clicking the image above.
Not only was Rachael one of our fantastic Bristol Half Marathon runners last month, but she also is taking on the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October in aid of GWAAC. We're in awe of Rachael's efforts, and are sure that she is going to smash the 26 miles!
She wanted to show her appreciation of Captain Jim, Dr Tim, Trainee SPCC Callum, and the rest of the GWAAC team. And within weeks of her accident began fundraising.
"Without doubt the Ambulance and Air Ambulance crews plus the wonderful staff at Southmead saved my life for which I and my family are eternally grateful. I am now on a mission to raise £8k for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity before my 80th birthday this month and would greatly appreciate any contribution in helping me achieve my goal."
North Gloucestershire AFL
"Our cup competitions were founded in 1934 with the aim of fund raising for hospital charities and we have been doing that every year since. In 2012 we decided to support GWAAC. Many of us know people who have needed it. Every time we see that green helicopter fly over we are glad not to be on it but so grateful to know that it is there for us if we or our friends or family need it. Undoubtedly it is a lifesaver and it is a privilege to be a tiny part of a wide community keeping it in the air."
Sara is (if she doesn’t mind us saying) something of a legend in Locking and was able to rally the community behind her to raise a whopping £1,800.94
Sara is a poet extraordinaire and was kind enough to write us this ditty to show her support for GWAAC:
G Great charity that I chose to do my sponsored walk for earlier today
W With support and encouragement from their team every step of the way
A Also I was humbled to share stories of families for whom they were there
A Actual incidents where without the swift response, tragedy and despair
C Chance maybe made me chose them but I believe it was meant to be
Because Great Western Air Ambulance you are a simply priceless charity
Two Guys and a Bull
This year they're walking 30 miles from Highnam to the Stroud Valleys via Hempsted, Kingsway, Whitminster, The Stanleys, Ryeford, Ebley and Cainscross before finishing at Cashes Green.
They've already raised £3,500 surpassing last year's total, so come and support them if you can.
They start Saturday 28th August at 8am. Along with everyone on their route from Highnam to Cashes Green, we look forward to cheering them on (from above!).
Art Gallery SW
Anita Saunders, one of the artists supporting GWAAC said: “I have total admiration for the hard work and incredible service the charity provides, and am delighted to help in generating funds for you.”
Sales are open from July 16th until December 31st 2021, a full list of the artists who are supporting GWAAC is listed on the exhibition website. Click the image to find out more!
Rach and Raine's 3 Peaks Challenge
William's Running Challenge
University of Bath Masters Students
How your support helps
Your support enables us to be there for people who desperately need us.
Read some of our patient stories to see how your fundraising helps save lives.