We Can’t Save Lives Without You

This Christmas, whilst many of us will be spending time with our families and loved ones, sadly, there will be some whose lives will be turned upside down due to severe illness or injury - that is why our Christmas Appeal is so important.

“Hi, I am Laura, one of the critical care doctors at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Last year, our critical care team had the busiest year on record. In fact, over the past five years, the number of missions we have been tasked to has more than doubled. Behind every number is a real person going through perhaps the most traumatic event of their lives and we do everything in our power to give those patients the best chance of survival. But we can’t do it without you!

One such patient is young Betty Boland, who needed our help after she fell 12ft from a garage roof onto a concrete floor. Suffering from a serious head injury, Betty needed specialist care at the scene and to get to a Major Trauma Centre as quickly as possible. Without that, she could have died and would not be the special little lady she is today. You can read her story here.

Emergencies do not stop for Christmas and neither do we. There will be many others like Betty who will need our help over the festive period and with no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery, your generous donations will fund each one at a cost of approximately £3,500. 

It’s only with the kindness of people like you, that we are able to do what we do, so please, if you are able, donate what you can afford and help us to reach patients who need critical care this Christmas, patients who one day could be any of us or someone we love and help keep families like Betty’s together.”

We Can’t Save Lives Without You

With your support, our team of highly skilled pilots, critical care practitioners and doctors will be ready to answer the call and be there for those who need us the most!