Leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK, no matter how big or small will help air ambulance charities across the UK save even more lives. Legacies help to contribute to over 102 lifesaving missions each day across the UK; each mission is funded almost entirely by donations and gifts in Wills.

Son and father smiling with gift of a lifetime text on the left

Over the last four years gifts in Wills have contributed towards approximately over 21,670 lifesaving missions as well as many operational and clinical developments for air ambulance charities.

A gift in your Will costs nothing in your lifetime but will give the gift of life to someone experiencing a sudden life-threatening illness or injury. 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.

Simmy Akhtar, Air Ambulances UK CEO said “We are very thankful to all who leave a gift in their will to Air Ambulances UK. By supporting us your gift ensures the air ambulance community can continue to deliver advanced pre-hospital care to people with a sudden life-threatening injury or illness, helping to save lives and improve patient outcomes. Each lifesaving mission by air costs on average £3,962 and are funded almost entirely by donations.”

Anyone,  anywhere in  the UK can become a patient at any time as Adam found out when his son Jacob was chatting to family in the kitchen and suddenly collapsed. The Thames Valley Air Ambulance crew arrived on scene alongside the land ambulance crew where they worked together to keep Jacob alive and then once he was stable, to get him to hospital.

Throughout March air ambulance charities are calling on individuals to think of us in your will. No matter the size of your gift, it will have a vital impact on our work. Your legacy will enable air ambulance charities to make a lifesaving difference.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will to Air Ambulances UK or to read Jacob’s and Adam’s full story please click here.