Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provide a critical care and air ambulance service for 2.1 million people across the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire.
The charity has been operating for 10 years. Their crew attend the most critical incidents across the region by helicopter or by one of their two critical care cars. When someone is seriously ill or injured time is of the essence, and they need expert help fast. That’s where they come in. The GWAAC Critical Care team consists of a highly trained and experienced Pilot, Critical Care Paramedic and Critical Care Doctor. From emergency blood transfusions to roadside amputations or treating cardiac arrests, their crew specialise in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma Medicine, bringing the skills and expertise of an Accident and Emergency Department to the patient. In 2017 the Critical Care Team attended 1,824 jobs: by helicopter and by one of their critical care cars. As a charity they need to raise over £3 million each year to stay operational, but receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery. This means they rely on the generosity of their donors and supporters to keep flying.
If you would like to become a lottery canvasser for GWAAC contact David Norrie on 07982 246404.