Give the Gift of a Lifetime

Leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK, no matter how big or small, can make a real difference to the lifesaving work of air ambulances.

Your gift will allow us to continue our work in supporting the UK’s lifesaving air ambulances for generations to come. A gift in your Will costs nothing in your lifetime but will give the gift of a lifetime to someone in urgent need of an air ambulances lifesaving care in local communities across the UK. Whether you want to update an existing Will, or you’re planning to write your first Will, leaving a gift to charity is simple and easy to do. An up-to-date Will ensures your wishes for your loved ones and any charities you support will be clearly understood and honoured.

Why are legacies are so important?

We understand that providing for your loved ones will be your top priority when making a Will but  many people will also choose to leave a gift in their Will to their favourite charities.

Air Ambulances UK was founded as the national charity for the UK’s air ambulance sector, we champion, support and represent the lifesaving work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities that provide lifesaving pre-hospital care to over 30,000 people every year. We understand that you may wish to support your local air ambulance charity with your gift, please ask us if you aren’t sure who this is.

What your Gift in Will could fund?

No matter the size of your gift, it will have a vital impact on our work. Your legacy will enable us to continue to support air ambulance charities lifesaving missions by:

  • Fund innovation and developments within the air ambulance community that will improve patient outcomes
  • Enable improvements in pre-hospital emergency medicine by working with the government and other key stakeholders to ensure that pre-hospital emergency medicine stays high on the agenda
  • Fund lifesaving missions

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance: Jason’s Story

The last thing Jason remembers was turning his motorcycle onto the road outside his Fife home with the intention of heading out for a fish supper.

His memory has blocked out the horror of colliding with a car on a bend in the road minutes later, being catapulted over a 12 ft hedge and landing, smashed and bleeding, in a field 25 ft beyond the impact zone. Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance were called, Jason had multiple injuries -several of them life-threatening -and the SCAA team quickly stabilised his most serious injuries  and airlifted him to Dundee.

Jason’s  list  of  horrendous  injuries  which  kept  him  in  hospital  for  11  weeks -several  of  them  life-threatening in their own right -included: two broken knees; a bleed on the brain; fractured hip; broken pelvis; broken ribs; two shattered wrists; four spinal fractures; fractured shoulder joint; broken collar bone; fractured jaw; fractured eye socket; severed nerves in the left arm and snapped tendons in the left hand.

Jason has said “I know I’m lucky to have survived…and the surgeon told me I was lucky to have been airlifted comfortably and quickly or the story might have been very different.  Without them I really believe I wouldn’t be here today -I owe them my life. Having recently become a grandparent for the first time, the little one will get a Grandad thanks to the team at SCAA,”