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Be there for us, so we can be there for people in the North West

We receive no government or NHS funding – it is only thanks to the generosity of people like you that we were able to attend over 3,000 incidents last year, making a difference to the lives of many throughout the region. Whether you fundraise, volunteer, or donate – you are securing the future of our service.

We depend on our supporters to grow our service and help us save more lives

  • We’re celebrating our 25th Birthday
  • Our night car service is increasing from two days a week to seven
  • We’ve boosted our flight hours to 12 hours on each helicopter
  • We are working towards having blood on board all platforms
  • Drug supplies will be increased to meet the demand
  • We plan to recruit five new paramedics
  • We’re strengthening links with local hospitals

Jon’s Story

Jon in the yellow and blue helicopter from the North West air ambulance charityPatient Jon volunteering at the Wilmslow shop

Jon was enjoying a solitary ride through the hills of Macclesfield when he unexpectedly collided with a farmer manoeuvring his cattle trailer onto the road. Due to the severity of the accident, we were immediately dispatched. Consultant Doctor, Eimhear and Critical Care Paramedic Adam arrived to find Jon on the brink of a cardiac arrest. Moving swiftly, the crew stabilized Jon before performing chest surgery. Without this lifesaving procedure, Jon’s lungs would have compressed and caused his heart to stop beating.

Reflecting on the accident, Jon said: “I have no memory of the incident, but through conversations with the police and those who assisted me at the scene, I have been able to piece together what happened. My first memories were a day or so later when I recall seeing family members at my bedside.

Jon added: “Volunteering for the charity is my way of saying thank you, I’m due to retire soon and I’ve recently moved to working three days a week, as a build-up to retirement. I felt that I wanted to give something back, which is why I now volunteer in the NWAA Wilmslow shop one day a week.”

As part of our 25th birthday campaign, we are calling out for patient stories like Jon’s to highlight our vital work within the region.

To read the full story, please click here. 


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