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Helimed NEWS

Autumn Winter 2019

GWAAC on track for busiest year to date Meet a Heartstarter

Find out how our supporters have made a difference Read stories from some of our inspirational patients

Your Charity, Saving Lives Together Registered charity number: 1121300


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Contents Mission data

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Government grant success

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Aeromedical Conference 2019

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Dan’s story

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Bristol Airport raise over £10k

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Our new Girlguiding partnership

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What does it mean to intubate?

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Meet a Heartstarter

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Thank you to our supporters!

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Michelle’s story

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Meet the team climbing Kili

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Spotted! Your photos

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Forever Flying

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t’s been almost a year since we moved into our new home in Almondsbury, and what a year it’s been!

The new base has given the crew a much needed boost, with purpose-built facilities that mean they have a working environment suited to all their needs. From specialist AV training equipment, to a new hangar for Helimed 65, a well-stocked kitchen and a private quiet room, the crew now have an appropriate base from which to carry out their lifesaving work. Thank you to everyone who helped us secure GWAAC’s permanent home.

We’re on track for our busiest year to date, with our Critical Care Team attending 971 jobs in the Christmas cards 19 first six months of 2019 alone. Keep reading to find out more about one of the most common but high risk procedures that they carry out on scene, and to hear some remarkable stories from some of our patients that we were lucky enough to hear from. We’re always so grateful for the wonderful support from our local communities, and amazed to find out just how many people’s lives we have touched in some way. Whether you have donated through our website, held an event for us or used some of your free time to volunteer, we are so grateful to you and the thousands of other people who help keep our helicopter flying and our cars running. If you like what you read in Helimed News, then why not sign up to our monthly e-newsletter as well, which gives you regular updates on all things GWAAC! Head to www.gwaac.com/helimed-news to sign up. Happy reading!

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Intubation training see page 10 for more

GWAAC on track for busiest year to date Six month statistics for 2019 (January to June)

Total jobs: 971 663

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in the helicopter

in the critical care cars

Area of missions South Gloucestershire 101

Gloucestershire 226

Bristol 317

Bath and North East Somerset 86

North Somerset 133

Out of region 108

Type of incident Cardiac Arrests

Other medical

33% 18%

Road Traffic Collisions

26% 23%

(e.g. collapse, fitting)

Other trauma

(e.g. falls, burns, drowning)

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GWAAC successful in application for one-off grant

Our current critical care cars.

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he Air Ambulance Capital Fund is a one-off funding opportunity from the Department of Health and Social Care aimed at air ambulances across the UK, to help with the capital costs of upgrading equipment or facilities. We are delighted to have been selected as one of the recipients, and are due to receive £267,659 towards the purchase of a new fleet of critical care cars. The government opened up applications for this new fund earlier in 2019, with 9 of the 20 air ambulance charities receiving part of the money. Chief Executive Anna Perry explained:

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“We’re thrilled to have received this one-off pot of money, which will enable the charity to purchase 3 new critical care cars and associated equipment. Many people don’t realise that we attend around two-thirds of incidents in one of our cars, effectively bringing the expertise and specialist equipment of an Emergency Department directly to the scene of an incident. This means that patients are able to receive complex medical interventions from our Specialist Paramedics and Doctors, such as blood transfusions and anaesthetics, before they even reach hospital. Purchasing these cars will enable us to upgrade our current vehicles, providing resilience to our service and meaning we can reach more critically ill patients.”

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GWAAC Critical Care Team received positive response after sharing a complex case

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ur crew are at the forefront of PreHospital Emergency Medicine, and are often asked to present both research and good practice examples at industry conferences. Recently three members of our Critical Care Team received high praise after presenting a difficult case at the Aeromedical Conference 2019 organised by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust. The annual one-day conference has a reputation for discussing complex and challenging cases. This year’s theme was ‘Reflect, Learn, Innovate’. Critical Care Doctor Phil Cowburn was accompanied by Specialist Paramedics Charli Watkins and Dee Gordon, to present a case GWAAC attended early last year of a profoundly hypothermic patient who went into cardiac arrest after drowning. Dr Paddy Morgan, who treated the patient at the scene and has since won a national award for his work on this incident, recorded some powerful thoughts to be played during the presentation. Dr Cowburn explained: “The case was very unusual and challenging from a clinical perspective. I liaised with the cardiac team at Bristol Royal Infirmary to enable the patient to get on cardiopulmonary bypass. He subsequently made an astonishing recovery and has been discharged well.”

Above: GWAAC at the Aeromedical Conference 2019 “This was pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible in our region and highlighted the great team work from both emergency and NHS services.” A case such as this can also have a significant emotional impact on all involved, and so our crew also discussed this and the importance of looking after staff wellbeing. The team’s decision to share such a sobering case study was greeted with incredibly positive feedback from a range of healthcare professionals who attended the conference. Grace Reed, Senior Paramedic for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer for University of Hertfordshire, tweeted: “An absolutely gripping case study presented by @GWAAC #Aeromed2019. A multi-disciplinary team highlighting the moral injury caused by the responsibilities of our profession, even if the patient outcome is a #miracle. The honesty of their presentation was refreshing, thank you!” Our Critical Care Team would not have been able to save this person’s life without the support of people like you, who keep us flying and providing this life-saving service to our local community each year.

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DA N ’ S ST O RY

GWAAC patient completes 1,100 mile challenge in aid of charity

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an Coles, from Iron Acton in South Gloucestershire, took on the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge earlier this year to raise money for the charity after we saved his life back in 2015.

Dan Coles, from Iron Acton in South Gloucestershire, took on the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge earlier this year to raise money for the charity after we saved his life back in 2015. An experienced road biker, Dan decided to go for a ride with his friend. He prepared his bike, and set out on a

“Their quick response and excellent care saved my life, so I wanted to do something to help the charity.”

surprisingly nice March day. However, that is the last thing Dan remembers until he woke up in hospital in a lot of pain. Dan was cycling down a steep hill when he lost control of his bike and ploughed straight into a brick wall. The force of the collision caused him to suffer a bleed on the brain, as well as breaking his pelvis, shoulder and wrist, and dislocating his thumb. In a twist of fate the first people to walk past the scene were off duty anaesthetists who worked at the BRI. However, due to Dan’s remote location and

Left: Dan visits the GWAAC Base

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the possibility that he may have a skull fracture our Critical Care Team were called. We arrived on scene in less than 10 minutes, and quickly realised Dan needed advanced care. Our Critical Care Doctor and Specialist Paramedics sedated Dan at the scene in order to stabilise his condition before taking him to hospital. He spent the following three weeks having two operations on his pelvis and two on his hand, followed by months of physiotherapy. Determined to get better, Dan set himself the challenge of running the Bristol to Bath marathon for GWAAC, to thank the people who helped him. He had booked the place in December, and wanted to get better in time to complete it. In October, seven months after his accident Dan ran 26 miles in just 3 hours 22 minutes, an

amazing time considering what he had been through. He raised over £700 for GWAAC. But his determination didn’t stop there. Earlier this year, Dan completed the 1,100 mile cycling challenge from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in just 11 days, battling through some of the worst weather conditions and raising over a huge £3,000 for GWAAC. It’s always great to hear back from our patients, and Dan’s story is truly inspirational. It’s thanks to people like you, our supporters, that we are able to help people like Dan.

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The Bristol Airport Terminal Operations team at the top of Mount Snowdon

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Bristol Airport raise over £10k for GWAAC within first 6 months of charity partnership

ne of our charity partners, Bristol Airport, has raised over an incredible £10,000 after holding a Charity Golf Day. GWAAC was voted in by Bristol Airport employees as their chosen Charity of the Year.

The fundraising day saw 24 teams of golfers enjoy the sunshine and high temperatures at Filton Golf Club, followed by an evening meal with a raffle and auction, which raised over £3,500 alone with some highly sought-after prizes from Bristol Airport’s partners. Our Chief Executive, Anna Perry, said: “We were delighted with the success of the Bristol Airport Golf Day, it was a great event and we thoroughly appreciate all the hard work that has gone in to raising such a fantastic amount for our service over the first six months

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of our partnership. We’re excited to see what wonderful challenges the Bristol Airport team take on in aid of GWAAC next! We couldn’t do what we do without them, so we really are thankful for their support.” The Golf Day was one of many events that employees have organised in order to raise money for our charity. So far, members of their Terminal Operations Team have also climbed Snowdon and run the Bristol 10k, amongst many other challenges they have taken on, and members of the Border Force Team have taken on the challenge of cycling Stelvio Pass, Italy’s highest alpine road. We’re so grateful for all of their support and can’t wait to see what more they do throughout the charity partnership.

Bristol Airport Charity Golf Day

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Learning CPR is part of earning the GWAAC badge

Our new Girlguiding partnership

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ere at GWAAC we are excited to have launched our very own Girlguiding Challenge Badge! We partnered up with Girlguiding Somerset North and Girlguiding Bristol and South Gloucestershire to launch the badge at GWAAC’s base earlier in 2019, with girls aged between 5 and 14 taking part in a variety of activities.

“We’re so pleased to be partnering with GWAAC, it is very important that we teach our members important life-saving skills such as CPR and inspire our young members to achieve their potential in their future careers, whether that’s in a medical or healthcare setting, a pilot or a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths.”

From learning CPR to running a series of fun ‘experiments’, the activities are linked to the core values of Girlguiding, enabling girls to develop the skills and confidence to make a difference to the world around them, and with the hope of encouraging more females into a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects).

Lisa Williams, Assistant County Commissioner Support at Girlguiding Bristol and South Gloucestershire

In order to achieve the GWAAC Challenge Badge, the guides must complete an activity from six different categories that link to the work of GWAAC: aviation, medical, charity, the five counties we cover, our crew and fundraising.

Bethany, aged 12, Girlguide

“My favourite thing was having the tour around the base and you telling us what you do and how your jobs work, I hope to become a paramedic one day.”

If you’re interested in finding out more, or would like to download the GWAAC Challenge Badge pack then head to www.gwaac.com/girlguides. Helimed News The Magazine of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Autumn/Winter 19

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What does it mean to intubate a patient? S T OR M I N N O R MAN

Photos: An Intubation training session with the Critical Care Team

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ur Critical Care Team attend the most serious incidents and medical emergencies across the region, and are able to carry out many of the same procedures at the scene that a patient would get in the Emergency Department of a hospital - whether it’s at the side of the road following a road traffic collision or in a patient’s home after a cardiac arrest.

There are many reasons why our crew would choose to intubate a patient, whether their airway is compromised, or they’ve stopped breathing and need ventilator support, or to protect their brain from any further damage before transporting them to hospital.

One of the most common procedures they carry out is intubating a patient. Intubation is the process of inserting a tube, called an endotracheal tube (ET), through their mouth and then into their airway. This is done so that a patient can be placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing during anaesthesia or severe illness. In order to intubate a patient, the crew must usually perform a Pre-Hospital General Anaesthesia (PHEA). PHEA is one of the most complex and high risk procedures to perform outside of hospital, however, it can dramatically improve the patient’s outcome. Our Critical Care Team carried out a Pre-Hospital General Anaesthesia 234 times in 2018 alone, an average of over 4 a week.

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Our Critical Care Doctors and Specialist Paramedics are highly trained in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) so they can perform procedures such as this as safely as possible, giving the patient the best possible outcome.

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M E E T A H E AR T S TAR T E R

Meet a Heartstarter Amber Williams

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reat Western Heartstarters is a programme run by GWAAC, aimed at teaching all school pupils in Years 8 and 9 across our region life-saving CPR skills and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The sessions are run completely free of charge and delivered by a range of healthcare professionals who volunteer their time to the programme. Meet Amber, one of our Great Western Heartstarters… “I started volunteering for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity as a Heartstarter in September 2016 at age 19. The push that made me want to volunteer for such a great charity was knowing that I would be able to educate others, younger or older, on how to try and save someone’s life. Having the knowledge that I may have helped someone save someone else’s life is extraordinary and has such a positive effect in how you perform outside of the project.

My favourite part about running the training sessions is knowing that the people that you are teaching will go home and tell their families what they have learnt. I hope that the training session will last with them for a long time and hopefully get the pupils or the public to either volunteer for GWAAC or join the ambulance service. Volunteering for GWAAC plays a large part in my normal day to day life as a student with UWE. Being part of GWAAC has made me gain more confidence with my university work, speaking in public and honestly being a better person knowing that I have done something to help someone else.”

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Thank you to our supporters! H

ere at GWAAC, we’re very lucky to have such motivated and committed supporters who help us raise vital funds. We’re always amazed at the variety of events that people put on in aid of us, or the huge challenges people

Sarah’s 40 at 40 Sarah Newall from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, took on a 40 at 40 challenge all in aid of GWAAC this year – signing up to 40 running events for her 40th year, from 10ks to half marathons to the mammoth challenge of Manchester Marathon. Sarah chose to fundraise for both her local air ambulance, GWAAC, and East Anglian Air

put themselves through all in aid of keeping our service running. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support we receive. Keep reading to see some snapshots of what people in your local community have been up to!

Ambulance after they were called out to her when she had a nasty horse riding accident over seven years ago. Now living in Gloucestershire, she decided to split her fundraising, and has raised over Sarah at the Chippenham £2,000 for the Longest Day 10k life-saving charities.

Group take on 75 mile walk in memory of a friend A group of seven walkers took on the challenge of walking from Exeter to Portishead in memory of their friend Sean Owens, after

he was tragically killed in a fatal collision earlier this year. The team decided to walk in Sean’s honour from his hometown of Exeter to his newest home in Portishead in aid of GWAAC after our Critical Care Team attended the scene. Over £8,000 has been raised by the group after taking on such a gruelling challenge with the money to be split between GWAAC and Above and Beyond. A huge thank you to all those involved.

Former patient’s brother holds Microbrewery Fundraiser After GWAAC attended to his brother, Chris, two years ago, Garvin Hickey and friend Vince Crocker held a very special evening on 22nd July in their microbrewery on Gloucester Road in Bristol, The Drapers Arms. Selling a special keg of beer for suggested donations to the charity, the evening raised an impressive £390.91 from beer sales and raffle tickets.

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Two years ago, Chris was attended to by our Critical Care Team after suffering an out-ofhospital cardiac arrest. After half an hour of CPR and defibrillation from the land ambulance crew, GWAAC were called and our Critical Care Doctor Ed Valentine successfully restarted Chris’ heart, a full 68 minutes after he had the cardiac arrest. On the evening, Chris stood up to give a very emotional speech about what the charity means to him and his family – we’re so grateful for all of their support.

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Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival

Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival GWAAC were chosen as Charity of the Year for the Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival, with all proceeds from the event coming to us as their local air ambulance.

The GWAAC glasses used at the festival

We had a great show of support from our lovely GWAAC Ground Crew of volunteers and charity staff over the course of the weekend, with Specialist Paramedics Jack Kilminster and Matt Robinson also attending to demonstrate some of our Critical Care Team’s equipment. Every pint sold was served in a branded GWAAC glass, with around 3,000 people attending the event each day.

Our Critical Care Team demonstrating some of the kit

A huge thank you to the festival committee and organisers for supporting GWAAC with such a wonderful event.

If you’re interested in doing some fundraising for GWAAC, head to our website at www.gwaac.com/fundraise-for-gwaac Or if you’re interested in supporting GWAAC as a volunteer at events, then you can find out more and get in touch at www.gwaac.com/volunteer

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Michelle’s Story Sarah, Michelle’s mother, explained:

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very mother’s worst nightmare became a reality for Sarah Child when she received a call informing her that her daughter Michelle, 21, had fallen off her horse and was in need of critical care. Back home on their farm in Rockhampton in Gloucestershire, Michelle and her sister Rachel had been riding in a field behind the house, when Michelle took what seemed like a low impact fall when sat stationary on her horse. Running over to Michelle, Rachel thought she had just broken her arm, it wasn’t until she reached her sister that she realised Michelle was unconscious.

Whilst on the phone to 999, Michelle’s breathing kept stopping and starting, and she was becoming increasingly agitated. Her symptoms suggested she could have a brain injury, and so our Critical Care Team were called, landing in the field with Critical Care Doctors Ed Valentine and Andy Lockyer on board.

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“When I got home I couldn’t park the car as there were about six emergency vehicles. By the time I got there, they had already intubated Michelle and were just about to take her off. I just felt really numb.”

“By the time I got there they had already intubated Michelle and were just about to take her off. I just felt really numb.”

Michelle was intubated at the scene by the Critical Care Team, sedating her and taking over her breathing to stabilise her before airlifting her to Southmead Hospital, which is the region’s Major Trauma Centre. By the time Michelle’s family arrived she was already in a CT scan, and they were able to briefly see her before she was taken down to theatre where she needed to have a monitor put into her brain to measure any swelling she had suffered from the fall.

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Left: Michelle with GWAAC’s Lead Doctor, Ed Valentine, who attended to her on the day of her accident Right: Michelle and her family visit the GWAAC base.

Luckily, Michelle’s brain hadn’t swollen but her heart rate kept dropping very low and so she was kept under sedation and monitored closely.

In April 2019, the family decided to get back in touch with GWAAC and came to GWAAC’s base to meet the crew who had treated Michelle.

Sarah continues:

“It was hard for me to get back in touch,” said “It hadn’t sunk in how bad it was. It was when Sarah, “I was really nervous about ringing the nurse said that it can help to keep a diary and then you all made it so easy. Ed was for someone who is unconscious, and I suddenly amazing, and it was great to be able to say thought, she’s not going thank you to the people to wake up, I don’t who have done so much for “It was great to be able to say thank know when she will us, because without them you to the people who have done so wake up.” things could have been much for us, because without them really, really different. She A week later, Michelle things could have been really, really might not have made it.” started opening her different. She might not have made it” eyes, and after 2 Michelle is now back weeks she started to riding at home on the farm, come round properly. taking it easy but doing After three weeks in what she loves, surrounded by her family and hospital, Michelle was allowed home with her her puppy, Pebbles, who was a huge support in family, and this is when “the hard work began” her long road to recovery. explained Sarah. Without the support GWAAC receives as a “I think that’s when I realised how poorly charity, Michelle would not have received the she really was, she didn’t get hungry, she on-scene care she needed. Our life-saving didn’t get thirsty, if you didn’t tell her to do service really does rely on our community, and something, it wouldn’t happen. Just coming people like you, and it’s stories like Michelle’s downstairs would absolutely exhaust her and that show how vital it can be. she didn’t have proper sleep, it was almost like she was unconscious again.”

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Meet the team climbing Kili T

his September, we have a team of 11 intrepid explorers taking on the challenge of climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, all in aid of GWAAC. We wish them all the best of luck in reaching the summit and would like to say a huge thank you for raising vital funds to keep our service running.

Here are some of the reasons why they have chosen to climb for GWAAC:

“Partly just how busy the charity has been this summer, the paramedics and pilots must have been working so hard! Partly the stories from different people who I’ve met whilst taking collections, telling of how their loved ones or even they have been saved by GWAAC. Finally, on a personal note, there’s the fact that my very first sponsor sadly died in the Himalayas recently. I will miss him, and this is a challenge after his own heart.” Nicki Giles, GWAAC Volunteer

“I asked my eldest daughter to choose a charity for the family to give to for Christmas 2018 and she chose GWAAC. I was reading the Helimed magazine and saw the Kilimanjaro challenge.  Having completed the 3 Peaks Challenge last year I wanted to find something else that would push me personally but at the same time raise money for charity so it was perfect.” Sarah Gerardi “I have always been an active person and like to try as many things as possible. Last year I had my hip replaced and I thought it was a good idea to do the challenge now before the other one went. GWAAC is a great charity and when I heard they were doing the Kilimanjaro event, then I signed up. I have never done anything like this before, and don’t even like camping. I’m looking forward to the whole experience together with doing it for a great charity.”

“Through working as paramedics for the ambulance service, myself and my partner Greg have often witnessed first-hand the impact that GWAAC can have on people’s lives. Not only does the helicopter provide remote access to the most appropriate treatment centres in time critical conditions, but the extended skills and expertise of the doctors and critical care paramedics is of massive benefit to the patients, as well as the ambulance crews on the road. Both of us love the outdoors and keeping active, so the opportunity to climb Africa’s highest peak seemed a great challenge, and if we can raise money for a wonderful charity whilst doing it, even better!” Helen Hart

Phil Vines Nicki Giles fundraising

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Helen and Greg ran the Frome Helimed News Half Marathon for GWAAC

Phil Vines in training

Sarah Gerardi in training

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@GVincent999 Fab picture of both the Critical Care Car and HM65 with @GWAAC today.

@JRHMEDIA The fantastic @gwaac flying over Bristol yesterday.

@imagescapegirl Drama and excitement on @WestonSeafront tonight as @GWAAC landed on a call

@Patpinkpanther @GWAAC Our little Lyra met “Bear the Paramedic” from GWAAC helicopter yesterday at Bristol Airport, and she wouldn’t stop talking about him afterwards. Proud of your service #gwaac #supportgwaac #realheroes”

@stevepawley Big thanks to Charli and all at @GWAAC for helping me with big dad points for the future #HEMS ‘baby Dr’. One very happy 4 year old.

@TwphotographyBS Captured the amazing @GWAAC taking off from southmead hospital earlier today.

@ljelly14 Jasper was very excited to meet the @gwaac today. What an awesome job they do #hems #helimed #airambulance #criticalcare

We love receiving messages and photos of our helicopter and crew, including Charlie the Critical Care Bear, so keep them coming! You can tweet us – @GWAAC, find us on Facebook – Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, Instagram - @GWAAC or email pr@gwaac.com. You never know, you may be featured in the next issue! Helimed News The Magazine of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Autumn/Winter 19

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FOR E VER F LY I N G

Keep your loved ones Forever Flying This year, we are holding two Forever Flying Remembrance Services, to help you celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us: Sunday 17th November, 4pm, Bingham Hall, Cirencester

At the end of the service you are invited to stay for a drink and a mince pie in the festive surroundings, and to share stories of your loved one.

Sunday 1st December, 4pm, Leigh Court, Bristol Come along and listen to choirs, readings and take a moment to remember and celebrate loved ones.

Forever Flying Remembrance Service December 2018

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You will have the opportunity to hang a beautiful hand crafted sycamore seed decoration with a personal message on our Christmas tree, helping you to keep their memory forever flying.

The event is free of charge but spaces are limited so booking is essential. To find out more and book visit: www.gwaac.com/forever-flying

Hand crafted sycamore seed decorations

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GWAAC’s Christmas Collection

This year’s GWAAC Christmas Collection items are available to order now!

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1. Jolly Snowman (pack of 10 cards) £3.95 2. Bethlehem (pack of 10 cards) £3.95

3. Wishing on a Star (pack of 10 cards) £3.95

4. Cracking Christmas (pack of 10 cards) £3.95 5. A Child is Born (pack of 10 cards) £3.95

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6. Merry Christmas (pack of 10 cards) £3.95

7. Rural Snow Scene (pack of 10 cards) £3.95 8. Charlie the Critical Care Bear £5.00

9. Diecast HM65 Helicopter £5.00

10. GWAAC diary – coming soon to our online shop!

It’s easy to order from our online shop! Go to www.gwaac.com/shop or you can complete the order form on the reverse and return to the GWAAC Charity Office: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, 3rd Floor, County Gates, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2JH

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