Beth Kelly

Wales Air Ambulance rely entirely on the public’s support to help keep their helicopters flying. They don't receive direct funding from the government and they don't qualify for National Lottery funding.
They cover the whole of Wales every single day. Each year their helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering everywhere from rural countryside to bustling towns and cities.
They need to raise £6.5 million every year to operate the service, with each mission on average costing £1500!
Gareth, Lydia and I all live in Ceredigion and when people are involved in accidents or taken ill, it is sometimes necessary for them to be taken to hospital outside the county. The Wales Air Ambulance plays a vital role in getting the patients there as quickly as possible - but they don’t just fly patients to hospital – their critical care consultants and practitioners have some of the most pioneering equipment and skills in the world, including blood products and techniques developed in the Armed Forces. This means that patients receive advanced care before they even reach the hospital.

Beth Kelly