Thames valley air ambulance

We provide life-saving medical care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Each day, an average of three people will find themselves in a life-threatening situation that requires urgent, high-quality medical treatment. With your help our experienced air ambulance medic crew, led by a highly qualified doctor, can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would otherwise only be found in the hospital emergency department. We receive no Government funding and are not supported by the National Lottery. Your support will help keep us flying 365 days a year, able to deliver our unique life-saving service to patients where and when it is most needed.

Mission types

  • Road traffic collision
  • Medical emergency
  • Falls
  • Other
  • Sport & leisure
  • Equestrian
  • Industrial
  • Inter hospital transfer

Please support us today to help us to continue to save lives

Dr Syed Masud


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Experienced fundraiser? New to the game? Either way, we welcome your support! As a charity, we need to keep raising funds to help us continue with our life-saving work.

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Our network of passionate people, give their time and skills to help us raise awareness and vital funds. If you're looking to volunteer please get in touch.


  • Burghfest

    Local Beer Festival in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance Read more

  • Haddenham Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition

    Haddenham Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition takes place on November 12 2016. Read more

  • National Air Ambulance Week

    National Air Ambulance Week takes places in the last week of September each year. It’s a chance for all member Air Ambulance Charities to join forces and raise awareness of the life-saving service provided to local communities. Read more


  • Royal opening of our new operations and training base

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire to officially open the upgraded operational base and Helicopter. Read more

  • TVAA pioneers night simulation training course

    Specialist night operations training for pre-hospital emergency medical doctors and critical care paramedics in the South Central Region took place at Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s state-of-the art training and simulation centre in December 2015. Read more

  • Life-saving plasma now carried on board

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance now carries life-saving Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) on board its helicopter and emergency response vehicle, the vital clotting components of human blood. Read more


  • Gerry Lea wins Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance paramedic Gerry Lea has been named Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2015 for his role in a challenging patient rescue earlier this year. Read more

  • Lucas' story

    Lucas is a former patient of Thames Valley Air Ambulance. He was rescued after drowning in his garden pond. Read more

  • Recycle with us!

    Did you know that you can help raise fund for us by recycling your old clothes and textiles? Read more