NWAA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

Published: 8th March 2024

Friday 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, which is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work done by all women within the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA). 

This year we are shining a spotlight on the women who are leading the way for our charity.  

We asked Heather, our CEO, what inspired her to work within the North West Air Ambulance Charity. She said: “The purpose of the Charity and the ability to make a real difference: saving lives – it doesn’t get better than that 

“We have a “one crew” culture that pervades the entire Charity, so irrespective of anyone’s specific role, be that on the front line saving lives, generating income or volunteering, everyone feels they are part of “one crew”, together saving lives.” 

Critical care paramedic in a red flight suit stood in front of a yellow helicopter


Critical Care Paramedic, Caroline said: “I get to see firsthand the difference we can make to patients’ lives. I know how important it is to keep this service running, especially as we receive no government funding.  

“It’s important, especially today, to spread the word about our important charity and that we receive no government funding, as I think a lot of the general public do not realise that we are a charity and rely on kind donations from the public to keep us running and saving lives.” 


Meg, Strategic Project Lead said: “As part of International Women’s Day 2024, it’s exciting to celebrate the people within our charity. This year we aim to #InspireInclusion within the charity by celebrating those people who keep us operational.  

“The work we do as a charity is so vital and it’s our crew, staff, volunteers and the general public that make a lifesaving difference each and every day!” 



Marketing Co-ordinator, Lauren said: “As a new member of the team, I’ve experienced firsthand the inclusive and welcoming environment of this lifesaving charity.

“It’s inspiring to witness the impact we make every day, and it’s a privilege to work for a charity where every day brings the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”

We asked one of our Critical Care Paramedics Deborah, what her most inspiring moment has been while working with the charity. She said: “I don’t feel like I have done one specific thing. I try to be a good team member. I often get involved in charity fundraising; I hiked up Mount Snowdon at midnight with my colleague Adam – in the rain, wind, and snow!  

“I was also the first HEMS paramedic in NWAA to work the first enhanced pre-hospital care shift and I was also the first paramedic in NWAA to assist with a pre-hospital thoracotomy!”  


We asked our PR Officer, Rachel what working at the charity is like, she said: “Working at the North West Air Ambulance Charity with the amazing people who make saving lives possible is so inspiring.  

“Without the people within the charity, our critical care paramedics and doctors wouldn’t be out there saving lives. It’s those within the charity who inspire me and make the charity such an inclusive place to work!” 

To learn more about our charity and help us celebrate International Women’s Day, head to this link 

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