Charles Hackett announced as new CEO

  • Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance launched a new initiative called ‘Blossoming and Blooming Open Gardens’, that aimed to bring together local communities, raise awareness and funds.
  • DSAA were crowned winners in the ‘Charity of the Year’ category at the Somerset Business Awards.
  • Bill Sivewright, our longstanding CEO retired and his successor, Charles Hackett, was appointed as our new CEO.
  • Face-to-face fundraising recommenced and was in full swing during the summer event season! Despite the adverse weather conditions, our Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge went ahead and was a huge success raising £42,100.
  • A new campaign called ‘Saving Lives Together’ was launched by SWASFT and supported by South West Air Ambulance charities including DSAA, with the aim of preventing deaths from cardiac arrests.
  • DSAA launched a new fundraising event called The 5K Twilight Shift, a charity run and walk around Henstridge Airfield.