“GNAAS operates because the people of the North believe in each and every one of us to do the best we can both individually and as one team.”
As the old saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work and here at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), that couldn’t be more true.
As a charity, we need to raise £8 million per year to survive, and with each mission costing on average around £4,478, our teams of dedicated staff are constantly working together to raise as much as we can to keep providing life-saving care for those that need it around the region.
From our critical care team to our fundraising staff and from our trading company to our volunteers, there isn’t a person in the organisation who isn’t helping to make a difference.
We asked some of our staff across all of the different departments, what the best thing was about working for the charity, and here’s what they said:
“Thousands of supporters have put their faith in us to be there for them and the people they love and they trust us with their support, whether a raffle ticket or their entire estate. That’s such an amazing position to be in and such a privilege to be part of.”
“Seeing the helicopter lifting off and reminding us that we are helping our critical care team to go out and save lives. Along with the feeling of belonging to an amazing team of people.”
“Knowing that, although I am part of the clinical team, the wider charity staff and all of our supporters are doing all they can for us to be able to attend those patients that need us most.”
“All of our supporters and their stories. GNAAS is such a heartwarming charity for everyone in the North and to be a small part of it makes me so proud.”
“Volunteers and staff from all walks of life working together for one fantastic cause which is to be there for the people of the North East and Cumbria when they need us the most. Oh, and dogs in the office.”