Great North Run 2020 Places

Winding its way from the centre of Newcastle to the seafront at South Shields, the world-famous Great North Run never fails to deliver an incredible atmosphere. In 2019 we were lucky to have more than 200 runners joining us as part of #TeamGNAAS, whose every stride is helping to provide critical care in Cumbria, the … Continued

Volunteer at the Great North Run

We need volunteers to help support this amazing event and show our runners just how fantastic they are. If you’re keen as mustard to meet new people and full of beans about supporting a great cause, then we’d love you to join us. Our volunteer coordinator, Ben McWilliams, has all the information you need to … Continued

Fundraising through Facebook

  Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary, asking for donations in lieu of presents is a great way to support a cause you care about. By supporting the Great North Air Ambulance on Facebook, you are helping save the lives of people day after day. How to set … Continued

Dave Durant decides to give a gift in his Will

It was love at first sight. Dave was only 17 when he saw Linda across the dancefloor and asked her to dance. They married in 1957 and lived in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The couple were big charity supporters and first started donating to air ambulance charities after they witnessed a motorcycle collision in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, which an air … Continued

TV Medics’ ball invitation

Black tie dress code means the aircrew of the Great North Air Ambulance Service will have to temporarily ditch their trademark orange flight suits for the charity’s Air Angels ball, which takes place in Gateshead on June 16 and is hosted by Pam Royle. Among the hundreds of guests on the night will be doctors, … Continued

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Never has the day felt more relevant or potent than it does today, as it coincides with the centenary of the first British women’s right to the vote. We are marking International Women’s Day by hearing from some of the inspirational women of the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Each January, the Great North Air … Continued

Women of GNAAS – Dr Rachel Hawes OBE

Dr Rachel Hawes OBE is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the RVI and an Army Reservist, as well as an Emergency Doctor with the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Dr Hawes headed up the “Blood on Board” project in the North East and Cumbria for GNAAS, working alongside Northumbria and Cumbria … Continued

Women of GNAAS – Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham, from Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, joined the Great North Air Ambulance Service in 2016. What made you choose a career as a paramedic? I’ve always been interested in it, and the more I experienced the more I wanted to do. I started off in outdoors education and dealt with a couple of big incidents with … Continued

Women of GNAAS – Dr Laura Duffy

As well as working with the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Dr Duffy is an Emergency Department/Pre-Hospital Care Consultant working in Carlisle Trauma Unit and Officer Command Clinician at 201 Field Hospital, with whom she has gone on tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. What made you choose a career in pre-hospital emergency medicine? I wanted … Continued

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