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Post your patient video

share your story

We’re celebrating our 21st Anniversary in September and October of this year.

Over the last two decades, we have come to the assistance of tens-of-thousands of patients. Each one has a unique story to tell about what happened to them, their recovery and what they have gone on to do since.

Share your part in Thames Valley Air Ambulance history by uploading a 2 minute video.

Ross Dilnot

As a former patient of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, it’s difficult to think of another local charity that has affected the lives of so many of our neighbours, colleagues, friends and family.

In September and October, they will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary through their patients and their families, each one whom has a unique story to tell, of adversity, hope and recovery.

Which is why I’ve recorded this short two minute video to tell my story in my own words.

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is inviting former patients and their relatives, like me, to do the same – to record a short video via your mobile and share it with the charity via this web page.

The charity will be sharing these stories to celebrate their patients’ – what they have gone onto achieve, milestones and anniversaries.

If you are a former patient or a relative of one reading this, then they welcome you to share your story. If you know somebody who has been treated by them, then please do forward this webpage onto them.

Whether you have a story to share or not, we hope that you too will be able to celebrate this moment in the history of our local air ambulance service.

video Guide

RECORDING THE VIDEO

  1. Record the video via a mobile phone.
  2. Record the video in landscape, not portrait.
  3. Pick somewhere quiet without much background noise.
  4. Look directly into the camera.
  5. Ask somebody to hold the camera or have it resting about 2 meters away.
  6. The shot should include your head and shoulders.
  7. Try and film the video in good light so that you don’t appear too dark.
  8. Sit against a flat white background, like a wall.
  9. If you make a mistake, please restart the recording rather than editing.
  10. You may want to record the video a couple of times, and then upload the one you prefer.
  11. Please don’t add any music or titles.
  12. Try and keep the video to two minutes or less.

WHAT TO SAY

  1. Start the video by saying who you are and where you are from. For example, the town or county.
  2. Talk about your incident, how we helped and your recovery – the same way you would tell it to a friend.
  3. Please do share any achievements big or small that may not have been possible if we weren’t there to help you. Have you had children or grandchildren? Have you gone on to raise money for charity? Have you changed your life or career in some other way?
  4. Have a think beforehand about what else you would like to say. Do you want to thank Thames Valley Air Ambulance or the crew who helped you, or wish us a happy birthday?
  5. Don’t write a script or look at notes, the less formal the way you tell your story the better.
  6. Please get permission from anyone else you include or mention.

Upload your video

We love seeing your videos, thank you. However, we can only use them in our marketing materials if we are satisfied we have consent to do so. If you are happy for us to use your image or video for our 21st Anniversary campaign or for us to hold your video or story within our patient story library, then please take some time to review and complete our consent form via the link below. You can also find more information on how we process your data, and your rights, via our privacy policy.