These difficult times bring home to us the need to give a massive vote of thanks to those who help us in our daily lives.

From the doctors and nurses who put their own lives on the line, to the supermarket workers and bus drivers who allow us to live a semblance of normality: they are all heroes.

In this charity we have our own band of heroes.

Not just the fantastic crews and backroom staff who keep Wales Air Ambulance’s vital lifesaving missions operating, but also our amazing volunteers.

Each week, hundreds of people from all backgrounds give their time freely so that our helicopter medics can provide critical care in patients’ darkest hours.

They carry out diverse roles – from helping out in our shops or warehouse to collecting and fundraising at vital events.

What unites them is a desire to change the course of a fellow human’s life for the better.

Put simply, without our hundreds of volunteers we wouldn’t be the Wales Air Ambulance. They are unique and irreplaceable.

So, please spare a thought for our volunteers – and the small army of people who give their time to other worthy causes. You can send them a message of thanks on social media using the hashtag #volunteersweek. If you are inspired to join us, please email [email protected] Unfortunately, we are unable to process new applications during the current lockdown, but we will contact you as soon as we are able to recruit again.

Just remember… not all superheroes wear capes.