Photo of a large group of attendees standing in front of the air ambulance.

Royal official opening for Almondsbury helibase

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to officially open their new purpose-built emergency operations base in Almondsbury on Wednesday 25th September. Moving to the new site, located alongside the M4/M5 motorway interchange, was a huge milestone for the life-saving charity, which celebrated its tenth birthday last year. GWAAC’s Critical Care Team moved

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Photo of representatives of Bradley Stoke Lions Club presenting a cheque to a member of the air ambulance team.

Lions support air ambulance charity

President Michael and Lion Ailsa visited the Great Western Air Ambulance’s new operational base at Almondsbury recently to present them with a cheque for £1,030.35. This amount included £780.35 raised at past president Robin Young’s funeral and a further cheque for £250 donated by Bradley Stoke Lions in remembrance of Robin. Thank you to all who donated money in lieu

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Almondsbury helibase decision quashed

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has chosen to quash its decision to grant planning permission for a new helicopter base in Almondsbury, on a green belt site just across the M5 motorway from north Bradley Stoke, following a legal challenge from a determined objector. The new base would serve the needs of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and National Police

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Bradley Stoke Lions support air ambulance

Lions from Bradley Stoke have played their part in keeping the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) helicopter flying. The club raised £500 through a variety of fundraising events, and visited the GWAAC base at Filton Airfield to present the cheque. It costs £2.3million a year to keep the helicopter operational, and the charity receives no day-to-day funding from the

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[Forum] Almondsbury helibase: Air ambulance chief’s comments challenged

In response to the previous Journal news article ‘Councillors demand noise barrier if new helicopter base approved‘. Thank goodness for Caroline Sullivan raising this matter with the people of Bradley Stoke. The Great Western Air Ambulance is a superb adjunct to the NHS in saving lives in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol.

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