Welcome to

Thames Valley Air Ambulance

On average 3 people every day, will find themselves in a life-threatening situation – a situation that requires urgent high quality medical treatment at the scene before they reach hospital. With your help our air ambulance team, led by a highly qualified doctor, can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would only otherwise be found in the hospital emergency department.

We are a Charity and we only exist through the generosity of the communities we serve. Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) relies entirely on fundraising and donations from the communities of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We work hard to maximise each and every donation so that our air ambulance service can reach its mission – saving more lives. You can help us to make this happen.

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With your help, we can continue to advance
our air ambulance service and save more
lives than ever before


Mission map

The map shows places we have recently performed rescue missions.

Missions Flown 16,136

  • Each mission costs approximately £2,500.
  • We rely totally on donations to fund the service.

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


Charity of the Year - Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards

Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards

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Gerry Lea

Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year

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999 Emergency Services Award

Pride of Reading Awards

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999 Services Personnel Award

Pride of Bucks Award

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There are lots of fun and easy ways you can raise money for us. However you choose to do it, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Anyone can volunteer – all you need is a little spare time and a big desire to help.

We create lasting partnerships that deliver benefits to our partners as well as raising vital funds for us.

Read the inspirational stories of the patients who have been airlifted by our team..


Big Swims 2016

May 29th

Small Fry & Big Fish Swims 2016!

Get fit, get active and raise money for your local...

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Air Ambulance Open Gardens 2016

May 29th

Open Garden – Towersey Manor, Oxfordshire

When the Barnetts moved to Towersey in 1973 they took on a large open garden with no structure or shade. A trip to the horticultural ‘Mecca’ at Sissinghurst fired up their interest and enthusiasm and they started to plan...

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Air Ambulance Open Gardens 2016

June 04th

Open Garden – Little Paddocks, Bucks

With long reaching views of the River Thames towards Marlow and surrounding areas, this hilltop three acre garden has mature beech trees, an orchard, large, curving herbaceous borders, lovely roses, mature shrubs, pond and large productive vegetable and fruit garden...

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Out and about

View pictures of our latest activities

Royal Base Opening

Opening of the new air base 2015

Abingdon Air Show 2015

Pictures from a wonderful day


Patients during and after being rescued


Some great pictures of our helicopter

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