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February 24, 2020

Mike’s ‘fight’ for mental health in aid of GWAAC

On 5th April 2020, 51-year-old Mike Hayward from Dursley, will be walking into the ring for his first ever white-collar boxing match, all in aid of […]
February 14, 2020

Former patient marks anniversary of day GWAAC saved his life by giving £1,000

Former patient, Robin Jaques, was involved in a high speed cycling accident in the Forest of Dean on Valentine’s Day 2019. Breaking four of his ribs […]
February 6, 2020
Time to Talk

Time to Talk

Mental health problems affect one in four us, and today Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) are supporting #TimeToTalk day, encouraging people to choose to talk […]
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 […]
February 3, 2020

GWAAC wins £25,000 thanks to public votes in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme

We are delighted to announce that we have been voted as the winners of the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant, receiving the top grant 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 […]
January 24, 2020

Charity shop donations

We’re opening a charity shop in 2020! We’re very excited to be opening our first ever charity shop here at GWAAC, and we’re looking for plenty […]
January 13, 2020

2019 – GWAAC’s busiest year to date!

GWAAC has seen an increase in demand with 2019 being our busiest year to date! In total, our Critical Care Team received over 2,000 call-outs to […]

Patient Stories

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 […]
September 12, 2019

Michelle’s Story

Every mother’s worst nightmare became a reality for Sarah Child when she received a call informing her that her daughter, Michelle, 21, had fallen off her […]
September 3, 2019
Sallyanne meets critical care team

Former patient holds charity ball in aid of GWAAC!

Here at GWAAC, we are always pleased to hear from the people that we have attended. What’s more, many of our patients – like Sallyanne Haigh […]
August 27, 2019

Maria’s Story

Share Your Story

Did you know that if you have been treated by us the only way we can hear how you are doing is if you get in touch? We love to hear from our former patients and are always happy to welcome to our base! Please get in touch if you have been treated by our Critical Care Team by emailing pr@gwaac.com