A Cardiff-based translation company has saved the Wales Air Ambulance over £8,000 by offering free or reduced-cost Welsh translations.

Over the past two years, Prysg has adopted Wales Air Ambulance as one of its supported charities and has translated a large volume of documents. 

Sue Barnes, Chief Executive of the Wales Air Ambulance, said: “Our Charity is rooted in the diverse and bilingual communities that we serve across Wales and this is reflected in our dedication to the Welsh language and culture. We have made a commitment through our Welsh Language Policy to provide, where possible, bilingual services and content.

“The support we receive from Prysg not only allows us to deliver bilingual content but to do so in a financially sustainable way. Therefore, we are extremely grateful to Prysg for their support of our lifesaving service and for the friendly professional service that they provide.”

Prysg, who also translate for the Welsh Government, Welsh Language Commissioner, South Wales Police and Public Health Wales amongst others, is one of Wales' leading Welsh/English translation companies, providing written translation and interpreting services throughout the UK.

Janet Davies, Managing Director of Prysg, said: “We are proud to support this unique charity in Wales as well as providing a bilingual service.”

In December 2020, the Charity achieved its aim of operating a 24/7 service. Wales now has access to the service’s Emergency Department-standard critical care around the clock and to keep the helicopters in the air, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year.   

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via www.walesairambulance.com

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711. 

For more information on Prysg visit www.prysg.com