Air Ambulances UK

Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day.

Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives.

On average an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Anyone, anywhere in the UK can become a patient at any time. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched to over 100 lifesaving missions each day across the UK; each mission is funded almost entirely by the generosity of local communities.

AAUK raises national funds to invest in the air ambulance community and acts as the one voice on issues of nationalsignificance. Our vision is that together we will ensure the best possible chance of survival and patient outcome for everyone in need of lifesaving pre-hospital care.

We do this by supporting, championing, and representing the invaluable work of the air ambulance community at a national level.


Air ambulances operated by 21 air ambulance charities across the UK
About 32% of missions are to people with a sudden medical emergency
Are to people who are critically injured in incidents such as road traffic collisions, falls, workplace incidents and sporting or leisure accidents
An average of over 100 lifesaving missions every day, That’s over 35,000 a year
Is the average mission cost – *cost varies depending on geography, patient need, clinical and operational models of the local air ambulance charity.
Funded almost entirely by donations

The 21 air ambulance charities that our Fundraising Partnerships support


Cambridgeshire air ambulance leads the way introducing new lifesaving equipment into service

An advanced piece of equipment predominantly only used in hospitals has been adopted by lifesaving charity Magpas Air Ambulance, in a bid to prevent infection and save lives across the region. Cambridgeshire-based Magpas Air Ambulance has…


We’re pleased to announce that AAUK have entered into the Smiley Charity Film Awards. Every year over 400 charities of all shapes and sizes, representing all sorts of causes around the UK take part. Launched six years ago, the Charity Film…

Magpas Air Ambulance and EEAST team win prestigious Who Cares Wins award

Photo captions (from left to right, and attached): Magpas Air Ambulance Dr James Price (left) and Critical Care Paramedics Steve Chambers (middle) and Thomas Giddings (right) at the Who Cares Winds awards Magpas Air Ambulance Dr…

LNAA paramedic speaks at East Midlands Major Trauma Network Conference

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) paramedic Danielle Gray was delighted to be part of the recent East Midlands Major Trauma Network’s annual conference held at Eastwood, Nottingham, which this year focussed on ‘The patient journey through…

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appeals for Donations and Volunteers for New Charity Shop in Merry Hill

The busy retail team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are looking for public donations to help stock its newest store opening at Merry Hill later this month. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates six successful charity shops across the…

Family’s thanks to EEAST and Magpas Air Ambulance crews who brought 13-year-old “back to life”

Photo caption: Daisy Webb, fifth from the left in between her mum, Lisa, and dad, John, meets the team who saved her life in April (Photo credit: The Sun Newspaper) Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and…

Air Ambulance Charities

This #GivingTuesday support the charity that saved six-year-old Joshua's life.

In March 2018, Elisa dropped her son Joshua off at school in Richmond. At 1pm, the unthinkable happened.

Read Joshua's inspirational story:

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