1. Lottery Results!

    October 8, 2014 by Tracy

    LotteryCongratulations to the winners of last week's Flight for Life Lottery!

    Our Lottery draw takes place every Friday.  The results get posted to our website automatically once the draw is made.  You can check whether you are one of the lucky winners by visiting our lottery pages or by clicking HERE.  You can also find all the information you need on how to join the Lottery by clicking HERE!  It only costs £1 a week and by joining you could be in with a chance of winning one of our cash or consolations prizes every week! 


  2. Airlift News!

    by Tracy

    AirliftWe take patient confidentiality very seriously and with this in mind will only issue information which has been approved by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. (SWASFT). As a result, we only disclose information on the incidents that satisfy these rules.

    Week Commencing 29.9.14

    Bridgewater - Toddler Male - Drowning - Patient conveyed to hospital by land vehicle.

    Frome - Adult Female - Medical Collapse - RRV Request - Patient conveyed to hospital by land vehicle.

    Knoll Beach, Studland - Adult Female - Horse Fall - Patient conveyed to Whitecliff, Poole

    Bagber - Adult Female - Cardio Vascular Event - Patient conveyed to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

    Frome  - Adult Female - Cardiac Arrest - Patient conveyed to Royal United Hospital, Bath

    Shaftesbury - Adult Male - Chest Pain - Patient conveyed to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

    Wells - Elderly Female - MI - Patient conveyed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital

    Bridport - Elderly Female - Road Traffic Incident - Patient conveyed to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

    Chepstow - Adult Male - Land crew request - Decompression Sickness - Patient conveyed to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


  3. Burnham On Sea Motor Club presents funds

    by Tracy

    Burnham on sea motor clubOn Friday 26th September 2014 the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance landed on Wells Cathedral Green at midday as part of National Air Ambulance Week.  The early morning mist cleared in time and the spectacular sight of the arrival of the bright yellow helicopter was seen coming from behind the cathedral.  

    During the visit, Burnham on Sea Motor Club Ltd presented a cheque for £500.00 to the crew, raised from the Burnham on Sea Motor Club's annual Andy Simm Memorial Classic Car Tour which was held on Sunday 6th July. The tour started with bacon butties or toasted tea cakes being served with tea or coffee for breakfast in the Abbey Tea Rooms in Glastonbury.  The owner of the Tea Rooms, Mary Parker, always insists that the funds raised from the breakfast is donated to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.  She has supported the charity for a number of years.  Together with Mary's donation of £150.00, Burnham on Sea Motor Club were able to present a cheque for £500.00 in front of the helicopter during the fly-in.

    Shortly after this presentation, the crew was called out to a job, so everyone was able to see it take off and experience the amazing down-draft of the helicopter as it took to the skies over Wells.

    Pictured left to right: Club Secretary John Turner, DSAA volunteer Colin Thomas, DSAA Clinical Support Officer Paul Owen,  Paramedic Claire Baker, Mary Parker from the Abbey Tea Rooms, DSAA fundraising co-ordinator Debbie Birtwisle and Judy Green, BOS Motor Club Treasurer.