There are hundreds of fun and fantastic ways to raise money for your local Air Ambulance charity, from head shaves, to treasure hunts, cake sales to glitzy balls. Every penny gifted to your North West Air Ambulance Charity makes a real difference.
- Lizzie Morley, Paramedic
- Ruth’s Story
“With every mission, I see the difference that our service makes to a patient when time is of the essence. In a split second, unexpected things can happen that can change someone’s life forever. It’s in these moments that the North West Air Ambulance Charity will be at the right place, at the right time, making a life-changing difference. Whenever access is difficult or time is critical, the speed and accessibility of our helicopters makes our service absolutely vital.
“Just as many of our patients wouldn’t be here without us, our helicopters and my colleagues wouldn’t be here without wonderful fundraisers, volunteers and supporters. It was my role that inspired me to hold a bake sale to help ensure that the service can continue to be there for the people of the North West. The event was a lot of fun to organise (especially the baking part!) and because it is a cause close to many people’s hearts, the Cumbrian community was hugely supportive, helping make it a great success, raising £400 in total and driving awareness in the area.
“By being there for the charity today. We could be there for you, or your loved ones, tomorrow.”
Ruth has seen the real difference we can make when we came to the aid of her partner after he lost control of his car, leaving him with with some prolific injuries, including two collapsed lungs and numerous fractures. Since her partner’s recovery, Ruth has vowed to fundraise as she believes that her partner would not have made it to a hospital without our service, and has taken on a unique sponsored weight loss challenge to help keep our helicopters in the air.
“Gunner would not have made it to the hospital if we did not have the incredible people at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, I cannot thank them enough. A year after the accident, I thought the best way to celebrate him surviving by fundraising for this incredible service.
“I wanted to take on a different kind of challenge which my family and friends would really get behind and found new ways of keeping it interesting by putting donation penalties for myself if I didn’t reach my targets. Thanks to online tools, such as JustGiving and social media, it was easy to tell everyone about my challenge and why they should pledge support for me. I was amazed at how generous my friends and family have been, along with moral support, they’ve helped me smash my £1,000 target in just two months!”
Whatever you have chosen to do, taking a little time to plan and prepare will make sure that your activity runs smoothly. Think about when it’s going to take place, what help and resources you need and how you are going to raise funds. And always remember that fundraising is all about having fun along the way!
However you decide to fundraise for your North West Air Ambulance Charity, our team will be on hand to help you every step of the way. Contact the fundraising team for more information firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to register your fundraising with us by completing this form in advance of your event so that we can support you along the way.