Smooth FM and the North West Air Ambulance Charity are teaming up to encourage their listeners to show us some support.
We need you now more than ever. We receive no government or NHS funding and rely on donations to treat some of the most critically ill and injured patients across the North West.
Throughout June and July, we’re launching a major campaign on Smooth FM and asking listeners to support our cause, to keep us flying to save lives.
Hear more about the North West Air Ambulance Charity’s life-saving work this June on Smooth FM.
Read Erin’s story
Seven-year-old Erin Garstang was left fighting for her life in August 2020 after collapsing at her home in Lytham St Annes. When her mother Clair realised that she wasn’t breathing, she quickly performed CPR and alerted the emergency services.
The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) and North West Ambulance with Critical Care Paramedic Mark, a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) paramedic at the charity, intervening to save Erin’s life.
Erin’s mum, Clair Garstang was with Erin while Mark treated her daughter.
“The relief of hearing the air ambulance and the way they reassured us that everything would be okay, is something I’ll never forget. Without them, I’m not sure she would have made the recovery she did. They saved her life.”
What we do
The North West Air Ambulance crew delivers specialist and enhanced pre-hospital care to the most critically ill and injured, and transports patients to the most appropriate hospital to achieve the best outcomes for them. Medical interventions that we provide at the scene of an incident include Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI), administering blood transfusions, analgesia, and many other lifesaving interventions. We receive no government or NHS funding and must raise over £9.5 million to keep us operational. It’s only thanks to the generosity of people like you that we can continue flying to save lives.