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!

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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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Bangers all round at the base!

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) welcomed Nick Jennings from Jennings of Caversham butchers to the base this week for a rather tasty donation! Long standing supporter of TVAA, Nick Jennings, approached the Charity after watching Sky series Air Ambulance ER, spotting that the crew were eating sausages on nearly every episode! Wanting to show his appreciation for the Air Ambulance and the tiresome work of the crew who work 365 days a year saving lives, Nick generously offered them an endless supply of his own award-winning bangers! TVAA Paramedic, Lisa Brown said: ...

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Help Start a Heart

You can help us save even more lives by knowing where your nearest Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) is. When a person is suffering a cardiac arrest their chances of survival decreases by 14% for every minute that passes without defibrillation. An AED delivers an electric pulse through the chest, in an attempt to restore normal heart rhythm.South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has launched an app for both Apple and Android that users can access on their phones, showing the exact location of the closest AED using GPS functionality.Please click on the following ...

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Get groovy at Glow in the Park!

Fancy getting fit participating in a groovy light filled 5K RUN AROUND Windsor Eton Dorney, all whilst raising money for Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance? Well you and your friends better get dancing, jogging or walking your way around a 5km course. We have plenty of free spaces up for grabs! Glow zones and music will keep you and your friends grooving round the route. Don’t forget to wear all your glow kit and make sure you sparkle!If this is something you are interested in, if you fancy a challenge or have committed to a dreaded New Year’s resolution then ...

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