20 Years By Your Side

For the last 20 years we have been by the side of people across Dorset and Somerset and you have been with us all the way. We have been tasked to thousands of missions and have helped to save so many lives. During this time, our service has been able to improve and enhance beyond recognition; none of this would have been possible without your support!

The need for our service is rising year on year; we must make sure we continue to be there for the next 20 years and beyond. Your support is vital; we simply can’t do this without you!

We would love you to join us today and support our '20 Years By Your Side' Campaign!

Your donations and brilliant fundraising really do make a difference to patients' lives, thank you!

Whether you are an individual, organisation, school or a group, there are so many ways that you can support us and get involved. For those of you with a busy lifestyle, we have initiatives already in place and for those with more time available, there are plenty of alternatives. Below we have listed just a few:

  • Become a collection box holder (our collection boxes are in homes, offices and retail outlets across the two counties – loose change really does make a big difference and is a vital source of income for us)
  • Fundraise as an organisation (fundraise with your colleagues or group members and join our ‘Save A Life Challenge’ with the aim of raising the cost of one life-saving mission.)
  • Hold a fundraising event in aid of us (village fete, cake sales, charity ball, ride out…. the list of ways is endless)  
  • In memory giving (a wonderful way of family and friends donating to charity in lieu of sending flowers or remembering a loved one)
  • Join our Lottery
  • Leave a gift in your Will (an everlasting gift which helps secure our future for years to come)
  • Mufti/dress down days or 'go yellow' with your outfit or fancy dress costumes (a great way that schools, colleges and universities can have fun and raise funds at the same time)
  • Run a 'Smarties Challenge' (a great way for schools to raise funds - Give your pupils a tube of smarties and ask them to complete good deeds at home to earn 20p pieces to fill the tube and return by a certain date). Each Smarties tube will take £12-worth of 20p pieces!
  • National Air Ambulance Week (this takes place between 7th - 13th September 2020. Why not use the date to support our cause) 
  • Nominate us as your charity of the year (our team will work with you to create a partnership which meets your corporate social responsibility objectives and provide wide-ranging benefits to your business)
  • Payroll Giving (ask your employer if they offer a ‘Give as you Earn Scheme’, most large employers do)
  • Raise money when you shop and dine (initiatives such as AmazonSmile, Easy Fundraising, Give as you Live, eBay for Charity and Charitable Bookings all help to raise funds in this way)
  • Recycle (we have initiatives where you can recycle your unwanted textiles, mobile phones and stamps - you’ll be helping the environment too)
  • Take part in a challenge event (run, skydive, cycle, climb or swim and raise funds for us)
  • Volunteer and donate the ‘gift of time’ (we are always looking for others to join our amazing team of volunteers who work incredibly hard on our behalf. We’ll support you with advice, skills and the tools you’ll need)

For more information on any of the initiatives above, click on the relevant links or contact our fundraising team by calling: 01823 669604 or by emailing: [email protected]