About The Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity is your local air ambulance charity that saves lives and improves patient outcomes for the residents and visitors of the North West of England by giving the gift of time.

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Your North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you. The service is funded by the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets, who provide vital charitable funding to keep our service flying.

Helimed 08 (Blackpool) two paramedics

Helimed 72 (Barton) one paramedic and one doctor

Helimed 75 (Barton) two paramedics


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    The North West Air Ambulance Charity was founded, operating just five days per week

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    The generosity of our supporters enabled us to begin flying seven days a week

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    We were able to upgrade our helicopter, thanks to a generous legacy of £500,000

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    We opened the doors of our first charity shop in Southport

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    Thanks to continuous donations, we introduced a second helicopter to our fleet

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    Doctors were introduced onto one aircraft, administering specialist care at the scene

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    We welcomed a third helicopter to our fleet

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