The Wards Solicitors Wills & Probate team took a trip out to visit Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, to discuss the ways that they will be helping them to raise money for a new helicopter. 31st March – 4th April 2014, Wards Solicitors will be running a fundraising Wills Week.
The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity provides an air ambulance service for the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire, serving a population of 2.1m people.
Their helicopter is based in Filton, just north of Bristol, and is part of the regional 999 emergency response service. They receive no funding from the Government or the National Lottery. That means they rely entirely on the generosity of the people they serve to continue operating.
They are one of the very few air ambulances who work to the “gold standard” Critical Care Model, which means rushing a specialist doctor and paramedic to the scene; essentially they are a flying Accident and Emergency Department. The team flies seven days a week, 365 days a year and attends over 100 incidents per month. They provide one of the busiest air ambulances in the UK.
You can find out more and donate through their website www.greatwesternairambulance.com.