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February 24, 2021
Pytch Air

PYTCH Air – the plane making its journey along the motorway will be raising funds for GWAAC

It’s not every day that you see a jet plane travelling down the motorway and into central Bristol – and this one, in particular, is a […]
February 19, 2021

Seven-year-old Hattie raises over £10,000 for GWAAC

Bringing us some lockdown inspiration this month is seven-year-old Hattie from Berkeley, Gloucestershire. In between homeschooling, Hattie has taken on her own huge challenge, all in […]
February 16, 2021

Welcome back Cosmo and Andrew

Cosmo and Andrew return to GWAAC! We are pleased to have recently appointed two new Critical Care Doctors who you may remember from a few years […]
January 25, 2021

GWAAC had high volume of call-outs in 2020 despite lockdowns

Our Critical Care Team were called to around five patients a day on average across 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing national lockdowns and restrictions throughout […]
January 15, 2021

New Head of Operations to join Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has appointed a Head of Operations to enhance leadership at the charity in light of the growing and more complex […]
December 30, 2020

GWAAC’s Critical Care Doctor awarded MBE in New Year Honours 2021!

We’re delighted to announce that one of GWAAC’s founders and Critical Care Doctors, Dr Phil Cowburn has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year […]
December 17, 2020

Community Blog: Support your air ambulance charity in 2021!

It’s around this time of year many community groups, local businesses and larger organisations start to consider who they might support in the New Year. If […]
December 3, 2020
Avonmouth incident

Great Western Air Ambulance crew responds to major Avonmouth incident

A crew of expert clinicians from Great Western Air Ambulance Charity responded to the major Avonmouth incident on Thursday. Our Lead Doctor, Ed Valentine, and a […]

Patient Stories

February 5, 2020
From crash to recovery - Martin’s story

From crash to recovery – Martin’s story

Hi, I’m Becky and I’m one of the PR and Digital Communications Coordinators at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. I have been working at GWAAC for […]
January 27, 2020
Donate blood

Saving Oliver Berry’s life

The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in Oliver Berry’s story. Great Western Air Ambulance Charity […]
December 6, 2019

Lea’s Story

Lea had been a Lift Engineer for 28 years, and so when he was called to a maintenance job in a Bristol City Centre office in […]
December 4, 2019

Join Robin on our #ChristmasMission

On Valentine’s Day this year, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity was called out to Robin after he had a high speed cycling incident that left him […]

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