Air ambulance moves into new base

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 November 2018

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

A life-saving service has relocated to its new home.

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The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has moved into its new air base in Almondsbury.

The charity, which will share the facility with the National Police Air Service, have a 10-year tenancy agreement at its new station.

The move is a huge milestone for the charity, who have been operating from a hangar on Filton airfield, which is one of the oldest in the country.

GWAAC chief executive Anna Perry said: “We are thrilled to have moved into the new air base, however with our current tenancy agreement we could be asked to leave again after ten years.

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“This could be extremely disruptive to our service.

“Owning our air base will ensure we can continue to carry out our life-saving work well into the future.”

GWAAC launched an urgent appeal to help it raise the £1.25million needed to fund the purchase – which is now half way to the target.

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