Meet our Corporate Partners – Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall in Durham is well known for being a luxury five-star and five-bubble-rated spa resort, but did you know they are also committed to supporting local and national charities like ours? We were lucky enough to receive a prize from Seaham Hall for our charity’s ball last year, which raised more than £1,000. The … Continued

Shining the spotlight on services we work with

From police to mountain rescue teams to local blood bikes groups, it’s a big team effort to help those in need across the region. Here we shine the spotlight on each individual service: Ambulance Services During the day, we have a HEMS dispatcher operating our airdesk, where they monitor the emergency calls from the North … Continued

Woman with rare condition celebrating her 21st birthday by conquering her first Wainwright

Melissa McComas, from Eccleston, Merseyside, was three years old when she was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, which is a genetic condition that affects the nervous system, causing severe physical and learning difficulties. As a result of the condition, Melissa suffers from epilepsy, has mobility problems, limited motor skills and the lack of a spoken voice. … Continued

Celebrating June’s Fundraising Heroes

From a business hosting a sponsored walk in Keswick to a couple opening their beautiful garden to the public, we’ve seen a wide range of ways that our supporters have fundraised for us. Here’s a closer look at what our fundraising heroes have been up to in June… Fancy a cuppa? Amidst all the busyness … Continued

Family involved in collision star in TV series

Ian McCrickard, 51, and his sons Jack McCrickard, 14, and Harry, 11, were at the centre of a major emergency response following the road traffic collision on the A5086 near Deanscales in October 2018. Ian was trapped in the car for an hour and 45 minutes, and his son Jack also needed to be released … Continued

Meet our Corporate Partners: Porsche Centre South Lakes

They first selected GNAAS as one of their chosen charity partners last year and ran an exclusive charity evening where they auctioned off items to their customers, with the proceeds going to us. They also kindly provided an auction prize for our charity ball. The family run business is located at J35 of the M6 … Continued

Two friends aiming to conquer 48 peaks in 48 hours

Laura-Jane Matthews (known as L-J), 37, from Kings Meaburn and Gaby Marks, 28, from Penrith, are hiking a 90k circular route with a total elevation of nearly 6,500 metres. They will be covering 48 peaks including Helvellyn, Fairfield, Great Gable, Scafell and the Langdales, and aim to complete the route in 48 hours. The friends, … Continued

In the spotlight: Blood Bikes Cumbria and Northumbria Blood Bikes

To mark World Blood Donor Day, we’re shining the spotlight on Blood Bikes Cumbria and Northumbria Blood Bikes who deliver our blood products every single day. What do Blood Bikes do? Blood Bikes Cumbria and Northumbria Blood Bikes are charitable organisations that transport blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines and other urgently required medical items to … Continued

Patrick James Solutions pledges to regularly support GNAAS

An Appleby-based national mortgage advisory, which specialises in supporting blue light workers and members of the armed forces alongside members of the public, has given the Great North Air Ambulance Service an initial boost of nearly £10,000 as it commits to support the charity. Patrick James Solutions has pledged to regularly fundraise for the Great … Continued

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