About us Our Service How we are funded How we are funded Thames Valley Air Ambulance relies on the generosity of the communities we serve. We are not government funded and receive no National Lottery funding. Your donations are what keep this vital life-saving service operational. We are fortunate to have such tremendous public support and good will, and we never take it for granted. That’s why we regard the ‘heroes’ as not only our air ambulance crew, but the often unsung ground-heroes, our volunteers and supporters. Contributions of income during the financial year ending 30 September 2015 reached an impressive £6.694m. This amazing total comes from individual donations, community fundraising and events, and legacy donations. It also includes the valued pennies you put in our 4,500 collection tins located in shops, bars and fuelling stations around the region.