“I was really scared about not seeing my three beautiful children again”

Primary School Teacher Dawn Hoey is grateful for DSAA’s support…Read more

“The air ambulance crew are my true heroes”

When Vicki Fuller was hit by a car, DSAA had to act quickly to save her leg…Read more

"They deserve to be called superheroes"

DSAA came to Steve Fox’s aid when he suffered a heart attack…Read more

"Their quick thinking helped to save my life"

Richard Anders never imagined that he would need Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s help not once but twice on the same day...Read more

Thank you visit

Nine years after being airlifted to hospital, Darren Way, Manager at Yeovil Town Football Club, paid DSAA a visit.Read more

"It could have been a whole lot worse"

On Tuesday 23rd May, Jamie Moran was involved in a quad bike incident on a farm near Beaminster. He was in a remote location with very little access for an ambulance. The Ambulance Service crew who arrived on scene first recognised this fact and swiftly requested that the air ambulance be deployed. Jamie explains more…Read more

"An emotional journey"

You may recall that we have previously featured the story of David Little, who suffered a cardiac arrest. David has continued to stay in touch with the Charity and shares what he's been up to.Read more

"I knew that I was in safe hands"

Time was of the essence when Tim Grizzell suffered a heart attack and needed hospital treatment. Paramedics quickly summoned DSAA.Read more

"I am so lucky to be alive"

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called out when Shena Kozuba-Kosubska suffered multiple injuries after a riding incident.Read more

"The air ambulance is invaluable"

After being airlifted following a crash, Jordan Turner plans to help raise funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.Read more

"You are the greatest"

Susan McKibbin recounts the tale of her horse riding accident and subsequent Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance airlift.Read more

"Things could have been very different"

Claire Wilson was involved in a serious road traffic incident which saw her sustain multiple injuries. Her memory of the incident is very limited, but with the help of others, she shares her story with us.Read more

Why Every Cyclist Should Know CPR – A Rescuer’s Story

Good friends George Wiseman and Chris Pinnell are two extremely keen cyclists. It was on 31st July 2016, that a fast and furious cycle on the Mendips ended with George needing to save his friends life. Although Chris has no recollection of the incident, George explains what happened and together they give a full account, praising the work of the emergency services involved.Read more

"A Huge Thank You!"

Mandy was involved in a road traffic incident and kindly shares the events of the day with us...Read more

“In one split moment, your life can change”

Martin Price was involved in a serious motorcycle incident. The combined speed of the car and Martin's motorcycle was in the region of 90 miles per hour. In one split second, Martin was left with life-changing injuries. In their own words, he and his wife Carolyn bravely tell us what happened that day…Read more

“I felt fine one minute and then suddenly collapsed”

David Little lives in East Stour and has been a member of Gillingham’s Fitness by Design for 11 years. On 3 March, while visiting the gym, David suffered a cardiac arrest and stopped breathing. Thanks to the quick response of staff and the use of a defibrillator held at the site, he is here today to tell his tale...Read more

“We would be extremely lucky if he made it through the night”

On 10 April 2016, Keston Brill was out bird-watching on his own at Sand Point near Weston-Super-Mare. He used to do this most weekends, however, on this particular day after climbing to the top of Sand Point, he collapsed. Keston’s wife Helen kindly shares details of what happened that day…Read more

“They truly are my heroes in the sky!”

On the morning of 13 September 2015, Janie Fieldhouse suffered serious injuries while out cycling. She has very little recollection of what happened that day, but with the help of family and friends, has pieced together some of the elements and kindly shares them with us…Read more

“Without their care, I could easily have gone into cardiac arrest”

When Brigit Lilley suffered a serious heart attack, DSAA was on hand to help her bypass the rush hour traffic...Read more

"I lost some of my freckles!"

Maisie Sheridan is this year’s Weymouth Carnival Junior Princess. She is known for singing and performing at events in and around Dorset. On 16 September 2016, Maisie was involved in a serious road traffic incident. Her mum Ali tells us more…Read more