GNAAS launching business club

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will launch a business club next month to unite businesses from its region and give them the chance to hear from expert speakers. Membership fees from the GNAAS Business Club (GBC) will go towards helping GNAAS continue to provide life-saving critical care to ill or injured patients in … Continued

Could you pledge to support GNAAS in 2021?

There are so many ways you can get involved. Your fundraising could stem from a personal interest such as a hobby, talent, a passion for a particular sport or something you just enjoy doing. If you’re in need of some inspiration of what you can do, here are just some of the incredible people who … Continued

Young fundraiser encourages people to support GNAAS in 2021

13-year-old Leo Armstrong from Middlesbrough has taken part in several fundraising challenges since he was only eight and has raised thousands of pounds for GNAAS. In 2015 he did a sponsored bike ride round his local area, and in 2017 he abseiled down Roseberry Topping. Leo’s passion for GNAAS continued because he carried out a … Continued

Walker who dislocated hip praises those who helped her

Fiona Hilton, 55, from Oxford, was enjoying her first trip to the Lake District in 30 years on 10 October with her boyfriend Andy Davison, 57, until their walk down Hell Ghyll ended prematurely. Fiona said: “We were about three miles from the farm we were staying at when Andy suggested putting our gaiters on, … Continued

Motorcyclist involved in Alston crash praises GNAAS

Paul Thomas, 61, from Wallsend, was riding his bike from Keswick in April 2005 and heading towards Hartside Café, in Alston, when he spotted spilt diesel on the road. He said: “I went round a bend and saw the sand covering the diesel. There were no signs out and I struggled to control the bike … Continued

Blood on board project launched in Italy

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Blood on Board project is thought to have saved dozens of lives since its launch in 2015. After hearing of the project, the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (known as AREU) sent two clinicians to visit the charity to find out more. Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner and Christian … Continued

COVID-19: Our battle so far

Despite the ever-changing situation, our critical care team continue to remain operational across the region, and we’re very proud to say we have not lost one minute of operational time this year.  This has only been possible thanks to our supporters who have stuck by us during these uncertain times.  Over the summer, the lockdown restrictions eased … Continued

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