Pledges: why we really need your help in 2021

Since the pandemic hit, the amount of people carrying out events and challenge fundraising has fallen by about one third, amounting to almost £50,000 per month loss on charity income. Angela Doran is the charity’s challenge events officer. We chatted to her about the impact coronavirus has had and how the public can help bridge … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS pilot Keith Chick

Keith Chick joined the Great North Air Ambulance Service in 2018 after a career flying with the RAF and in the North Sea oil and gas industry. Holly Taylor caught up with Keith to find out more about his journey.  Keith, talk me through your career from the beginning up until now? Back in 1980, … Continued

A flying doctor’s day job

Holly Taylor, who works in public relations at GNAAS, followed one of them on their day job. Here’s her account of the day…. It was 8.45am at Whitehaven hospital in Cumbria and I was just about to start my shadow shift with GNAAS doctor, John Ferris. As I walk to meet John, I pass different … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS paramedic Colin Clark

Colin Clark started his career as a paramedic at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) back in 2005. He’s now deputy director of operations and believes he has one of the most rewarding jobs ever. We caught up with Colin to find out more about his time at the charity and just why he … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS paramedic Tim West

Tim, tell me about your role at GNAAS? My role at GNAAS includes more than just front-line work. As a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Paramedic, I also spend time on the control desk, tasking out critical care teams to those incidents where their expertise can add the most value which can be challenging at … Continued

GNAAS lottery team back in action across the region

As a result of this, our team have seen donations slump over the past few months, but now, following government guidelines and the easing of lockdown, we have decided that the time is right to go back into the community. Here’s what you need to know: Why has GNAAS decided now is the right team … Continued

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