The Great Western Air Ambulance charity is asking members of the community to support its cause during this year’s National Air Ambulance Week.
National Air Ambulance Week is a fundraising initiative that has been organised by the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), the trade body which unites air ambulance charities from across the UK, as well as operators and ambulance services.
As part of National Air Ambulance Week, which runs from Monday 11th – Sunday 17th September 2017, the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities come together to raise awareness of the work that they do.
Individuals and groups from the local community, as well as businesses, are encouraged to do their bit to keep their local ambulance charity flying by holding a dress down day, raffle, coffee morning or a cake sale to raise funds.
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provide an air ambulance service for 2.1m people across the West Country. They receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery, and rely on donations in order to continue operating.
Speaking of National Air Ambulance Week, GWAAC’s Head of Fundraising and Marketing Emma Carter said: “During National Air Ambulance week we’d like to remind our local communities that our charity relies on the support of the people we serve to continue flying.
“As no one ever knows when they might need our help, it’s so important for people to support our cause and help us to continue saving lives.”
To find out more about National Air Ambulance Week and to get involved with a fundraising activity, contact GWAAC’s fundraising team by calling 0303 4444 999 or emailing [email protected].