Former patients fundraise for TVAA!

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We are very lucky to have lots of former patients who want to support the Charity by volunteering, sharing their stories or fundraising as their way of saying thank you. Earlier this summer, Georgie Horlock and her family held a quiz and auction night in aid of the air ambulance and raised nearly £11,000 plus Gift Aid! Georgie, 24, needed our vital intervention last November when she had a sudden cardiac arrest at Bicester Village shopping centre. Unable to breath on her own, our medical team had to induce her into a coma and fly her to the specialist cardio unit at ...

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Fundraising gets ‘Tough’ for former patient Gary

Our amazing patient Gary Davis and his friends took on the ultimate challenge for TVAA by conquering Tough Mudder – a team-orientated 12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and metal grit. Eight months ago Gary suffered life-threatening injuries and potentially brain damage when he fell 30ft from a roof – his remarkable recovery and sheer determination to take on this gruelling challenge so soon after his accident is truly astonishing and they raised a huge £5,125.29! Gary said: “Back in October, without Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s ...

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Freemasons donate £12,000!

It was a privilege to take the Freemasons down to RAF Benson this month to meet the air crew, following such a successful fundraising year for the group, in which they donated £12,000 to TVAA! The huge donation will not only fund several life-saving missions, but help support advancements to the service this year, including the commencement of night flying. Siobhan McCarthy from the Freemasons said: "The Freemasons’ Grand Charity works on behalf of all Freemasons in England and Wales, donating millions of pounds to worthy causes every year. The charity has been ...

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Bryony’s Story

“It has been nineteen months since you rescued my daughter and I still think about you every day and the difference that you have made to our lives.”  Karen Jones 24 year old Bryony Jones was working at a stable yard in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire one sunny Sunday morning when the horse she was leading unexpectedly kicked her in the head. Bryony was unresponsive with an obvious head wound. Her friend immediately called 999 and it became clear that her injuries were potentially life-threatening. Thames Valley Air Ambulance was dispatched and quickly arrived at ...

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ST ANDREW’S SCHOOL RAISES OVER £22,500!

St Andrew’s Prep School has raised a staggering £22,677 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), presenting the air crew with a giant cheque on Tuesday 30 June at the school in Pangbourne. The St Andrew’s School fundraising committee chose to support Thames Valley Air Ambulance for this year’s Charity Ball to help TVAA extend its life-saving service into the hours of darkness next year, allowing the emergency doctor-led crew to reach, treat and save more people than ever before. Paula Blacker, Chairman of the Charity Ball, said: “Thames Valley Air Ambulance ...

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Air Crew win Pride of Bucks Award!

Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s (TVAA’s) life-saving emergency medical doctors, paramedics and pilots, have been awarded for their commitment to delivering the highest level of emergency medical care to those that need it across Buckinghamshire. TVAA air crew flew into the prestigious Stoke Park on Monday 29 June to receive their Pride of Bucks Award for 999 Services Personnel 2015, an award given to a healthcare team that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The ‘paramedic physician partnership’ of doctors and paramedics found on Thames Valley Air ...

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Last chance to win £2,500 in our Summer Raffle!

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There is still time to enter our Summer Raffle with the chance to win £2,500! Tickets are just £1 and not only will you be entered into the draw to win some top cash prizes, you will be supporting your life-saving air ambulance, which relies on the generosity of the local community to keep flying. We have some amazing prizes on offer: 1st Prize £2,500 2nd Prize £1,000 3rd Prize £500 4th Prize: 2 x £250 5th Prize: 4 x £125 It couldn't be simpler to enter - click on the 'Play Now' button to get started but be quick, Raffle entry closes on ...

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Growing Funds for TVAA!

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The Charity wishes to thank Jo Jameson from Hazeldene in Buckinghamshire who has been fundraising for TVAA through the sale of her homemade planters, made through recycled wooden pallets. As well as a gardening expert, Jo is also a keen horse rider and has been facilitating pony riding lessons for local groups with all proceeds going to her local air ambulance. Jo said: “I get a lot of enjoyment out of gardening and my passion for horses and it’s a joy to apply my interests into supporting the air ambulance. We always carry a donation pot with us!” Jo’s ...

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Jonesy’s Vintage Tractor Run

Diane Sercombe and friends raised a fantastic £1,111 for TVAA from their event ‘Jonesy’s Vintage Tractor Run’. The annual run in Preston Bissett was re-named as a tribute to Ken Richardson (Jonesy) who sadly passed away recently, but who was a lifetime enthusiast for all things Tractor, and a huge supporter of the Air Ambulance. The turnout was huge, with 40 tractors and their drivers, plus another 30 or so people on trailers taking a scenic tour around Preston Bissett, many dressed in Dad’s Army costumes too! Diane thanks the enormous support from village...

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Fundraising gets Baa-rmy!

A huge thank you goes to Marlow’s past Mayor Suzanne Brown who presented us with a big cheque for £7,875, raised for TVAA over the last year. The fundraising highlight however has to be when she took to herding her sheep over London Bridge! Susanne was named a Freeman of the City of London last year, and with help from the Worshipful Company of Woolmen and a coachload of supporters, she carried out the medieval privilege in October with other Freeman on a dedicated day when traffic was diverted from the spot!      

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