This week, we launched our Christmas Appeal, asking the community to help keep loved ones together this Christmas.
The appeal features former patient Roy and his wife Alison and shows the difference our paramedics and doctors can make to people in urgent need of critical care. The campaign is supported by an interactive video where people can step inside the scene of an emergency.
Roy, who suffered a cardiac arrest at home in January this year, said:
“Until my cardiac arrest, I didn’t know Thames Valley Air Ambulance was a charity. Without the care they gave me that day, I might not be here this Christmas.
“That’s why I’m so proud to be part of their Christmas Appeal, helping raise funds to give other people like me the best chance of survival and recovery. The new interactive video helps bring my story to life and shows people the difference their donation could make to a family like ours.”
Doctor Asher Lewisohn said:
“At Thames Valley Air Ambulance, we treat the most critically ill and injured patients, bringing them the care they need when every second counts. With the advanced procedures and drugs we were able to administer, we truly brought the hospital to Roy’s house that day.
“Medical emergencies don’t stop for Christmas, so neither do we. Our crew work 365 days a year to keep you safe. By donating this Christmas, you will help us protect families in your community – it could be the best gift you give.”
By donating this Christmas, you will help us protect families in your community – it could be the best gift you give.
Doctor Asher Lewisohn
The virtual tour and interactive platform element was created by View It 360, a 360° media specialist company.
Noel Sexton, Director of View It 360, said:
“Our innovative 360-degree virtual tour allows Thames Valley Air Ambulance to put their supporters at the scene of an emergency. We are proud to be part of this Christmas Appeal and hope it will show people the difference their donations can make.”
To protect Roy and Alison’s privacy, the scene was recreated using a show home offered pro bono by David Wilson Homes.
Campbell Gregg, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said:
“When an accident or emergency happens at home, our whole world can be turned upside down. David Wilson Homes is a supporter of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and, by opening our doors for filming, we were happy to be able to give something back to a charity that works so hard to protect our community.”
Join the community by signing up and keep up to date with news and events.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
You can manage and customise your cookies preferences by enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of our website.
The Thames Valley Air Ambulance website makes use of the following types of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for such as our donation page, cannot be provided.
Performance Cookies – these cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example which pages you most frequently visit, or if you receive error messages. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify a visitor. All the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how our website works.
Functional Cookies – these cookies remember choices you have made on our website in order to improve your experience. This could include your username, language or the region you are in. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and only apply to your browsing activity on our website.
Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
These cookies remember choices you have made on our website in order to improve your experience. This could include your username, language or the region you are in. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and only apply to your browsing activity on our website. Cookies page.
This cookie monitors which event pages the user has visited, in order to provide them a list of recently visited event pages. This cookie is only used to improve the user's experience of our website.
This cookie monitors which web stories the user has read, in order to provide them a list of recently read stories. This cookie is only used to improve the user's experience of our website.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example which pages you most frequently visit, or if you receive error messages. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify a visitor. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how our website works.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
This cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to store and track website conversions.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
This cookie is used by Hotjar to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether a visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's pageview limit.
This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether a visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the website's daily session limit.
This cookie is set by HotJar. When the Hotjar script executes they try to determine the most generic cookie path to use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, HotJar try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.
5 months 27 days
This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
1 year 24 days
Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.