Northwest Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) is a unique regional medical air emergency service covering Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria. Established in 1999, the NWAA is a registered charity receiving no mainstream funding, yet it offers a vital service seven days a week, 365 days a year across 5,500 square miles serving a residential population of seven million.The NWAA has a maximum flying time of ten minutes to the nearest appropriate hospital anywhere in the region and in the event of serious incidents it is this speed with which medical care can be delivered that is crucial. It is recognised that by receiving treatment at the scene and arriving at the hospital with the “Golden Hour”, the patient’s chances of survival and speed of recovery are dramatically improved.The NWAA ensures a very high standard of care is met, whilst overcoming the problem of distance and congestion, accessing most areas of the North West promptly, in turn bringing highly qualified paramedics and sophisticated equipment to the patient. All the crew are operational ambulance staff who have received special additional training in navigation, meteorology, principles of flight, helicopter safety and helicopter evacuation training.

Costing just over £1.3 million a year to maintain, the NWAA covers all major motorway incidents, and areas that have poor and restricted road access. On average the NWAA is called out four times a day, rising up to ten in the summer. The NWAA is a registered charity receiving no mainstream funding. It relies totally on donations from individuals and businesses around the North West, this is where you can help by taking part in a sponsored skydive to raise money.

By pledging to do a sponsored parachute jump you can raise money for Northwest Air Ambulance and have the experience of a lifetime. Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aeroplane takes a good deal of courage. Just ask your friends, family and work colleagues how much they are prepared to pay not to jump out of an aircraft, and put that money to the cause.

Book your jump and start fundraising now!