A Marathon Effort for TVAA!

We are overwhelmed by everyone who chose to run the London Marathon for us this year! It is an absolutely mammoth challenge and we owe a huge thank you to all of our fundraisers! Amongst our lovely runners, were two very special ladies who ran the race in memory of their loved ones. Fiona Downes raised an incredible £6,300 for us in memory of her father-in-law Robert Downes who passed away suddenly on the day of the 2014 London Marathon. Stephanie Williams was awarded our Charity place in the Marathon this year, choosing to support us after the tragic loss of ...

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Royal Official Opening of New Air Ambulance 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 Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) training facility on Monday 11th May. Meeting current crews, trainee air ambulance paramedics and emergency medical doctors undertaking pre-hospital training, The Countess of Wessex had the opportunity to view demonstrations of advanced on-scene patient care. Since 2000, medical innovations on board TVAA have advanced from basic medical kits to a full range of life-sa...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Saving Lives

This year Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) marks 15 years of saving lives. Celebrations got off to a flying start at Abingdon Air Show over the bank holiday weekend with the launch of the Charity’s new look and news of advancements to the service, including delivery of a new helicopter later this year. Established in 2000, the Charity has developed over the last 15 years from a ‘swoop and scoop’ service to an advanced air ambulance service is pushing the boundaries of medical intervention, helicopter aviation and on-scene patient care. TVAA’s doctor-led ...

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Golf club raises thousands for TVAA

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Retiring captains of Newbury and Cookham Golf Club have stepped aside after their year’s term with a huge donation to Thames Valley Air Ambulance! Kevin Dunks and Liz Draper raised a staggering £8,600 during the last year after choosing our life-saving service as their charity of the year. Thank you Kevin and Liz – the donation will go a long way to helping us reach another significant milestone in the development of our air ambulance service as we look forward towards night flying.

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Student night raises the roof for TVAA!

Alex at his fundraising event
We would like to say a massive thank you to Alex Garraway who organised a very successful Student night at MatchBox Reading on 30th March, raising over £1,000 for TVAA! Alex was airlifted over 12 years ago after having a car accident and has been a big supporter of ours ever since: “Twelve years ago I needed the services of the Air Ambulance when I was involved in a life threatening car crash. I have been a passionate supporter of TVAA ever since that day having been told my survival was down to them. “When I left home on that Sunday afternoon, I did not ...

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Hopping Mad for TVAA!

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The cheeky Burghfield Santas were out in force again over Easter, this time disguised as bunnies! In true Burghfield style, the group ‘hopped’ their way from pub to pub in West Berkshire dressed in full bunny costumes to raise £402 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance! Once again the guys pulled out all the stops for a fun filled day and we are really thrilled they continue to be such big supporters of TVAA!

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Tandem Skydive – in memory

We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Maria Perrin from Newbury in Berkshire who on the 8th April leapt 15,000ft from a plane to raise funds for Thames Valley Air Ambulance. It was a day of mixed emotions for Maria because 8th April marked 6 years to the day in which her husband, Dan, was involved in a motorcycle accident and was airlifted to the John Radcliffe. Unfortuntately, Dan sadly passed away due to his injuries. Maria said: “Doing it on that particular date was significant to me as it was 6 years since TVAA tried so hard to save my ...

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Georgie’s Story

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“All I remember was waking up in hospital and wondering where I was. My family soon filled me in on what had happened... A few days before I had a cardiac arrest and it was the air ambulance crew who had come to my rescue. I was 24 years old.” Unable to remember anything about the incident, Georgie’s boyfriend Ed bravely relays what happened: “Georgie and I had just driven for an hour to Bicester village shopping centre ready for a pre-Christmas shopping spree. When arriving in the car park, Georgie mentioned she felt dizzy. I looked over at her ...

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Green Park 10K places up for grabs

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Fancy getting fit participating in an exciting new 10K run around The Green Park Industrial Estate in Reading, all whilst raising money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance? Well you and your friends better get your running shoes on as we have plenty of free spaces up for grabs!

If this is something you are interested in, if you fancy a challenge or have committed to a dreaded New Year’s resolution then sign up now.

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Supporters open their gardens for the air ambulance

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is preparing to welcome visitors to its largest Open Gardens programme to date this summer. The first of 70 gardens across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire opens its gates on Saturday 18th April. The Charity celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year and there is a very special Open Gardens programme to look forward to in between the months of April and September. As well as a number of popular gardens opening once again, there are a number of exciting new additions to this year’s programme including: the Carrington Estates in ...

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