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  • Blackpool Council crematorium metal recycling scheme raises £15,000 for North West Air Ambulance Charity

      Blackpool Council has donated £15,000 to the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) service as part of a national crematorium metal recycling scheme. The cheque was presented to the North West Air Ambulance  Charity by Councillor Neal Brookes, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for cemeteries and the crematorium on behalf of …

    09 Mar 2022

  • International Women’s Day – Charlotte Haldane

      Tuesday 8 March 2022 marks International Women’s Day. The annual event provides people with the opportunity to celebrate women and for us, to help champion future female pre-hospital health workers. Shining a spotlight on women who are leading the way for our charity, we spoke to Helicopter Emergency Medical …

    08 Mar 2022

  • Mission 3.5 – Cliffe family go the extra mile!

      The family of two brothers who received urgent care from North West Air Ambulance Charity are encouraging others to join them in going extra mile, by taking part in Mission 3.5. 13-year-old Olly and nine-year-old Seb Cliffe want people to walk, run, hop, skip or jump 3.5 miles every …

    23 Feb 2022

  • NWAA and BrightHR launch £5k for £5k initiative

    North West Air Ambulance Charity’s corporate partners, BrightHR, have launched a fantastic initiative to raise vital funds for the charity: £5k for £5k. Any local company taking part simply needs to raise or donate £5,000 or more to the North West Air Ambulance Charity and BrightHR will provide them with …

    31 Jan 2022

  • Olly and Seb: fundraising superheroes!

    After receiving treatment from North West Air Ambulance in January 2020 following a fall, 13-year-old Olly and nine year old Seb Cliffe, alongside their mum and dad Natalie and Mark Cliffe, took part in a number of events, fundraising a massive £2,500 for the charity.  Each member of the Cliffe …

    27 Jan 2022

  • Volunteer recognised for years of hard work

    A long standing North West Air Ambulance Charity volunteer and fundraiser has been recognised for years of dedicated service to the charity. Freda Whittle was nominated for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Community Volunteer of the Year by NWAA colleagues. Across nearly 15 years, Freda has worked tirelessly to raise …

    27 Jan 2022

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s website has scooped the Good Web Guide Awards 2021 Charity Website of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. The Good Web Guide Awards celebrates the best websites from across the UK, in a range of different categories. A panel of judges including industry …

    11 Jan 2022

  • Bolton family send thanks to charity that saved daughter’s life

    A seven-year-old girl who collapsed suddenly in her garden has thanked the North West Air Ambulance Charity for helping to save her life, by raising £3,000 with a ‘big chop’ sponsored haircut. Erin Garstang was playing in the garden with her sisters when she collapsed to the ground and stopped …

    05 Jan 2022

  • Inspiring triathlon raises vital NWAA funds

    Michelle Wilkinson was an active fundraiser and mum of five, but in July 2013 her life changed after being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. With a 70% chance of the aneurysm bursting, which could have been fatal or lead to a life changing disability, Michelle underwent a coiling procedure later …

    18 Nov 2021

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