We often talk about our crew being heroes as they help critically ill or injured people every day. However, they couldn’t do their job without the incredible support we receive from the public.

Our supporters are a dedicated bunch - some run, some bake and some put a few coins in our donation boxes. All these people help deliver advanced medical care to over 1,000 people a year.

Amy is a normal person, who has done extraordinary things and has become a TVAA Hero. Last year she summited Mount Kilimanjaro with her cousin and raised £16,000 for us. The pair were part of Team Kili who climbed Africa’s tallest mountain in just seven days. The trek was full of trials and tribulations but together, Team Kili made it to the top of the mountain and were able to celebrate Tanzanian style.

Amy’s devotion to the cause doesn’t stop there. “This year I’m in a team taking part in TVAA’s Thames Valley Trek,” said Amy. “I’ve started training for the 26 mile route and I’m looking forward to the challenge of fundraising and increasing awareness of TVAA’s vital medical work.”


The public are inspired to support for many reasons. Often people say, “you never know when something might happen to you”. Others, like Amy, have personal connections with the charity after knowing someone who has been treated by our crew in the past.

“I’ve witnessed first-hand the skill of the TVAA doctor and paramedic crews,” said Amy. “The difference they made really motivated me to get involved with fundraising and to spread the word about the vital medical service they provide.”

“TVAA gives people the best chance of survival so I like to think that all the money we raise helps to keep families together.”

Amy’s fundraising and dedication makes her a TVAA hero. Thank you on behalf of everyone at TVAA, without you, we couldn’t maintain our emergency service.