Link to: Saving lives

Thank you to everyone who supported Air Ambulance Week, raising much vital awareness of the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities and helping them to save more lives and improve patient outcomes every day across the UK

We champion, represent and support the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities right across the UK, enabling them to save even more lives every day

We are focussed on providing vital national funding support, raising awareness, enabling advancements in patient care, advocating on key issues and policy, as well as being the central hub for the exchange of information and knowledge across the air ambulance sector.

Our work is vital because air ambulance charities form part of the UK’s frontline emergency response services, making lifesaving missions to around 80 people a day in urgent need of pre-hospital lifesaving care, but are funded by donations.

Did you know?

Air ambulances operated by 21 air ambulance charities across the UK
Average number of lifesaving missions a day
Average air ambulance mission cost, totalling over £60m annually
Funded almost entirely by donations

Saving Milli

Through representing, supporting and advocating the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities, we are helping them to save lives across the UK every day.

See how Essex & Herts Air Ambulance saved one-day old baby Milli.

The 21 air ambulance charities that our Fundraising Partnerships support




Air ambulance charity crews across the UK now have somewhere even more comfortable to relax between their lifesaving missions to people in desperate need of their advanced pre-hospital care thanks to a series of airbase sofa donations by La-Z-Boy UK.

“I am so thankful to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance for saving my husband’s life”

Andrew Bord was taking a shower when he blacked out and fell as a result of, or leading to, a seizure; nobody knows which. But, Andy was left fighting for his life. Only thanks to the rapid response of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance delivering advanced lifesaving pre-hospital care to Andy in his home, before airlifting him to hospital, is he here today by the side of his wife Emma and their three young children.


 David Welch, CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has won the Charity Times Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021 – a prestigious national award which celebrates excellence amongst charities and not for profit organisations from across the UK and honours the outstanding professionals in charity management.

Chris’ survival story thanks to East Anglian Air Ambulance; “I know how close I came to dying”

"I know how close I came to dying and I’m just so, so glad that I didn’t and so grateful to the East Anglian Air Ambulance that they were there to save my life". We are sharing inspiring stories of survival during Air Ambulance Week. Read on for Chris' amazing survival story following a cycling collision.

A gift in your Will could help to fund air ambulance charity lifesaving missions

During Air Ambulance Week we are also supporting Remember a Charity Week, which reminds us all why leaving a gift in your Will is the best gift of all. A gift in your Will could help to fund air ambulance charity lifesaving missions to people like four-year-old Cillian.

Launch of ‘Lift Off’ coffee announced as part of Air Ambulance Week!

Air Ambulances UK and Frontline Coffee have partnered to launch 'Lift Off', a new special blend of coffee giving you a great lift while raising funds for air ambulance charities! Find out more and get yourself a bag of 'Lift -Off' here!

Our Members

We are very proud to be working with our Members and Fundraising Partners to help air ambulance charities save even more lives

Fundraising Partners Present and Past