Save lives by jumping out of a plane for GWAAC Air Ambulance

Save lives by jumping out of a plane for GWAAC Air Ambulance. Fancy taking on an exhilarating personal challenge while raising money for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity?

skydive for the air ambulance

GWAAC are looking for daredevil skydivers to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft.

When ?

This year GWAAC have places on skydiving events on;

  • 14th June 2015
  • 20th Spetember 2015
  • 12th December 2015

All the money raised in sponsorship will go towards helping us to keep the helicopter flying.

About The GWAAC Air Ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC), was formed in 2008, and provides an air ambulance service for the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire. The GWAAC helicopter is based in Filton, just north of Bristol, and is part of the regional 999 emergency response service.

We receive no funding from the Government or the National Lottery. That means we rely entirely on the generosity of the people we serve to raise the £2million a year we need to continue operating.

GWAAC has been providing an 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 for 7 years.

Since upgrading to our new helicopter, the EC135, in October 2014 our costs have risen, and we now need to raise £2million a year to stay operational.

Upgrading to the EC135 has meant that the advanced critical care service that operates in the region is now carried out in a helicopter that is compatible with the high standards of medical care and interventions that the team provide.

The GWAAC critical care team consists of a highly trained and experienced Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor, who bring the skill and expertise of an Accident and Emergency Department to the patient.

In 2014 the Critical Care Team attended 1,385 jobs. It is estimated one in five people who would otherwise die are saved by the actions of the GWAAC clinical team.

On average, 20% of incidents that GWAAC attend involve providing emergency care and transfer for children and babies under the age of 16.

For more information about GWAAC, and to donate, visit www.greatwesternairambulance.com

If You Cant Wait To Jump

Tandem jumps are available for you to book at 11 sites around the UK the closest being Netheravon in Wiltshire. More info…

Skydive Experience By Nicole Beebee

Last year Gloucestershire community fundraising coordinator Nicole Beebee took part in a skydive to celebrate her 40th birthday.

She said: “As a fundraiser for GWAAC it was important to me to put my money where my mouth is.  I couldn’t ask people to help me raise the £2 million pounds we need each year to run without doing my bit!

“The skydive made me feel quite nervous, I’m not a fan of heights. Normally when you board a plane it’s to go somewhere nice not to throw yourself out! My instructor Dan helped settle my nerves and there wasn’t really time to think about it which was good. Before I knew it I was free falling 5,000 feet at 120 miles per hour before the parachute kicked in and I floated back down to earth for the other 5,000 feet.

“It was exhilarating and frightening all at the same time and I am pleased I did it.”

Find Out More – Book Your Jump

To take part in the skydive email fundraising@gwaac.com.

Website – http://www.greatwesternairambulance.com/

Twitter – @GWAAC If you spot the air ambulance use hash-tag #HM65

Together we can save lives.

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