Vote for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in the Smiley Charity Film Awards

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is calling for support from its local communities to vote for nine-year-old Jasmine’s film in the Smiley Charity Film Awards.

Voting will help GWAAC raise awareness of the lifesaving work it does in the region and how its service, which is not government-funded, relies on the generosity of donors.

Your vote could open the doors to more donations for GWAAC; donations that are vitally important. GWAAC needs to raise £4 million each year to remain operational. And 2022 has been a tough year for the charity; it has struggled with the aftermath of the pandemic and then the cost-of-living crisis.

Voting closes on 10 January 2022 and it’s so easy to vote. All you need to do is register with an email and password. Voting is completely free:

Jasmine’s film re-tells what happened to Jasmine when she stopped breathing on Halloween in 2019, and how the GWAAC crew helped save her life. It’s both moving and humbling and will leave a tear in your eye.

Mum, Niky says: “For us, life could have been over on Halloween. In the most awful, devastating situation you (GWAAC) got to us, and you took control. You saved Jasmine and gave her the opportunity to have a life and to enjoy it.”

The Charity Film Awards have been created to celebrate the success of film in fundraising, to increase exposure of charity films, and to encourage donations for good causes.

The Smiley Movement is a platform for change with a vision: to inspire positive change in society by highlighting the people – and organisations – doing good in our world. They’re a non-profit community interest company, sponsored by the original SmileyⓇ brand. Through their four main content pillars – equality, planet, wellbeing and culture – they aim to work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.