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  • Mum thanks charity for saving her life in time for Christmas

    Nicola, 38, had been visiting the local Christmas lights switch-on with her family. As she was putting her daughter, Emily, into her car seat, Nicola collapsed. She was unresponsive and had stopped breathing. What was a Christmas tradition for their family had become a nightmare. Nicola’s husband, Ben, began performing …

    13 Nov 2023

  • NWAA Awarded Investing in Volunteers Accreditation

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality standard. The accreditation shows that the North West-based charity values volunteers, demonstrating a commitment to volunteering from within the organisation. The North West Air Ambulance Charity has over 500 volunteers spanning the whole of the North …

    02 Nov 2023

  • Thieves steal air ambulance charity’s flight helmet while attending emergency

    On Friday, 6th October, a critical care paramedic from the North West Air Ambulance Charity had their flight helmet stolen. The crew were responding to a 999 call in Whitefield, Manchester at 3.30 pm when the theft took place. As the crew were preparing to attend to a patient, a …

    10 Oct 2023

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity volunteers nominated for Best of Lancashire Awards

    Two volunteers from the North West Air Ambulance Charity were nominated for two award categories at the Best of Lancashire Awards. Michael John is one of the charity’s speaker volunteers, he was nominated for the prestigious ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award. Freda Whittle is a retail volunteer at the charity's …

    02 Oct 2023

  • 360 Loyalty launch holiday packages in aid of NWAA

    A Cheshire travel company is launching holiday packages, where a portion of the money paid will go to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. 360 Loyalty, is working closely with travel partners to ensure they provide holidays to customers and also give donations to the North-West-based charity when a travel …

    20 Sep 2023

  • NWAA Celebrates Air Ambulance Week With The Help Of Their Lifesaving Crew

    The start of September marks Air Ambulance Week, the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the lifesaving work done by air ambulance charities across the UK. Who better to tell us what it’s like than the crew members themselves? The North West Air Ambulance …

    07 Sep 2023

  • Horse rider Ruby, 13, owes her life to our lifesaving crew

    The first day at high school is always one to remember – but for Radcliffe teenager Ruby Hayes it will be a day she will never forget for more traumatic reasons. Ruby, now 13, had just finished her first day at school, while riding her pony, Nero, she suffered a …

    08 Aug 2023

  • NWAA duo abseil 150ft down Liverpool Anglican Cathedral for charity

    Crew members from the North West Air Ambulance Charity took the plunge down the side of the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.   Doctor Scott Beattie from Salford, and Critical Care Paramedic Deborah Rigg from Cumbria, took part in the ‘bucket list’ activity to raise money for the charity ensuring it continues to provide …

    02 Aug 2023

  • NWAA descends on Northwich Krazy Races!

    A team from North West Air Ambulance Charity, including three critical care paramedics, a doctor and an engineer, took part in the Northwich Krazy Races Soapbox Derby on Sunday 16th July. Since the beginning of the year, the crew have been building their helicopter soapbox kart, which they have paid …

    17 Jul 2023

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