Education For The Future
Educating the younger generation and our local communities is an important part of the work we do here at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
There are several ways we inspire and educate people across our region - Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and parts of Wiltshire. From teaching them lifesaving skills that they may need in the future, to educating them about the work we do here at GWAAC, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
As well as being fun, school fundraising teaches children valuable skills such as team building, giving them the opportunity to think as a group and work for the benefit of others. If you would like to fundraise for us then please get in touch with our Community Fundraising Team on firstname.lastname@example.org, who will support you every step of the way.
We have also teamed up with Girlguiding Bristol & South Gloucestershire County, and Girlguiding Somerset North County to provide the GWAAC Challenge Badge.
Great Western Heartstarters
Great Western Heartstarters is a training initiative which teaches people how to confidently administer CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The programme is delivered by a group of professional healthcare volunteers who give up their time to lead sessions.
We offer free talks to schools across our region (normally involving a special appearance from Charlie our Critical Care Bear). The talks are fun, engaging, and teach children about what we do and why it’s so important.
Public Access Defibrillators
This new initiative helps local communities respond when someone suffers an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. By placing a defibrillator nearby and equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to use it, they can deliver emergency care before our crew get there.