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  • 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

  • Barrow man thanks charity which saved his life following cycle crash

    As the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) continues to celebrate 21 years of service, former patients are sharing their survival stories to say thank you to the crew members who saved their lives. In July 2017, Nick Little, 47, Barrow, was out on a cycle near Broughton Beck, Ulverston, with two friends. After overtaking and mistiming a corner, he collided with …

    20 Jul 2020

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity recognises longest-serving volunteers

    As Volunteers’ Week 2020 celebrations continue across the country, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is recognising the dedication of its longest-serving volunteers, Anne and Peter Burrow. The charity is appealing for more people to join as volunteers, as it celebrates the dedication of its existing volunteering team. In …

    20 Jun 2020

  • Lifesaving charity seeks volunteers as Cherry Tree store reopens

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is launching an appeal for enthusiastic new volunteers to jump on board, as it begins to safely reopen some of its 14 charity stores following closure as a result of Covid-19, including its Blackburn shop, based at 395 Old Preston Road which will …

    10 Jun 2020

  • North West Air Ambulance Charity celebrates 21 years

    On 19th May 1999, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) took its maiden flight from Blackpool Airport. Since then, the charity has completed over 22,000 missions, making a difference to thousands of lives across the region. In 21 years, the service has grown from one helicopter to three, launched …

    19 May 2020

  • Air ambulance charity launches new Covid-19 partnership with the North West Ambulance Service

    The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has partnered with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to launch a new inter-hospital patient transfer service, in response to the COVID-19 crisis facing the region. The partnership sees the two organisations further join forces to save lives during the region’s time of …

    24 Apr 2020

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