Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Funded by you, flying for you.
The 2020 Bath Half Marathon is a special one for Wiltshire Air Ambulance – as it takes place on the charity’s 30th birthday!
It was on March 15th 1990 that Wiltshire Air Ambulance began operating, in partnership with Wiltshire Police.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance became a standalone charity in 2015 and moved to its new airbase in Semington, near Melksham, in May 2018.
From this central site the Bell 429 helicopter can reach anywhere in the county within 11 minutes. The charity’s highly skilled paramedics can deliver critical care for patients at the scene and transfer them rapidly to the best hospital for their needs. The speed of the helicopter, along with the expertise of the aircrew, can make the difference between life and death.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to keep saving lives. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying – that’s just over £10,000 per day
The charity is not directly funded by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance operates up to 19 hours a day, 365 days a year and the helicopter is one of two Air Ambulances in the South West who can attend emergencies at night.
Long-term supporters of the Bath Half Marathon, Wiltshire Air Ambulance has generated in excess of £111,000 from the event in the last five years. These donations help to keep the air ambulance flying and saving lives. We believe that everything starts with a coin, so whether you raise £1 or £1,000, you will be helping us to save lives.
You never know when you could need Wiltshire Air Ambulance, so if you’ve already booked your own place in the race, please consider raising funds for the charity. You really can make a difference and help save lives.
Just let us know and you’ll receive everything you need to get started. For more information, and to sign up, email [email protected].