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  • Air ambulance charity launches emergency appeal to stay in the skies

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has launched an emergency appeal to keep its lifesaving service funded, following 11 months of significant disruption as a result of the pandemic. While the charity has continued to support the NHS on the frontline and provide advanced pre-hospital care to patients in …

    10 Feb 2021

  • Family thanks charity who saved their son’s life

    In January last year, Jake Cowen, 27, from Oldham, was window cleaning at a property in Warrington with his co-worker and dad, Chris. Suddenly, Jake fell from his ladder, landing badly on the ground, causing him to go into cardiac arrest. Hayley Weeks, who lives at the property where Jake …

    10 Feb 2021

  • Announcement: Coronavirus (Covid-19) (April 2020)

    Released 4.01.21 In response to the Government’s announcement on 4th January, regarding the third National lockdown due to Covid-19, which is to start with immediate effect, we want to inform all those who support us about the important steps we are taking to protect our employees, volunteers, and supporters. We …

    04 Jan 2021

  • Road Safety campaign launched in memory of tragic deaths at the hands of distracted driver

    This Road Safety Week (16th – 22nd November), organised by road safety charity Brake, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is supporting a campaign launched by the sister of a patient, who tragically died in a serious collision last year. Elaine Wyper was heartbroken when she lost her sister …

    19 Nov 2020

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Naismith as its new Director of Income Generation and Engagement. Sarah joins after 17 years as Charity Director at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity (MFTC), where she helped grow a fundraising appeal to build a …

    05 Nov 2020

  • Announcement: Coronavirus (Covid-19) (March 2020)

    Released 03.11.20 In response to the Government’s announcement on 31st October, regarding the second National lockdown due to Covid-19, which is to start on 5th November, we want to inform all those who support us about the important steps we are taking to protect our employees, volunteers, and supporters. We …

    03 Nov 2020

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity thanks a-maze-ing fundraiser

    A creative Tarbock farmer, Olly Harrison, has raised over £40,000 with an extraordinary sunflower maze, with a donation of over £10,000 going to the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA). In April, Olly planted thousands of sunflower seeds on his farm to create the large-scale flower installation. The maze was …

    21 Oct 2020

  • Family thanks charity who cared for daughter following riding incident

    This National Air Ambulance Week (7th – 13th September 2020), the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is raising awareness of the lifesaving impact its service has had on patient lives across the North West. From 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020, the charity has completed 2,531 missions across the North West, …

    11 Sep 2020

  • Air ambulance charity reaches 2,531 missions in 12 months

    This National Air Ambulance Week (7th – 13th September 2020), the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is raising awareness of the lifesaving impact its service has had on patient lives across the North West. From 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020, the charity has completed 2,531 missions across the North West, …

    09 Sep 2020

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