Surrey Air Ambulance
  • Surrey Air Ambulance
    Dunsfold Park Aerodrome
    Nr. Guildford
Surrey Air Ambulance is a life saving charity serving the residents of Farnham and Surrey, is reliant on your support.

Surrey Air Ambulance


Responding swiftly to 999 calls, the Surrey Air Ambulance delivers specialist doctors and Critical Care Paramedics to accidents and emergencies and transports patients to hospitals and major trauma centres during daylight hours, 365 days a year.


As one of the most essential charitable organisations covering Farnham and the whole of Surrey, this charitable organisation relies almost entirely on the generosity of local people to keep the helicopter flying.

Having launched in 2005, Surrey was one of the few counties in the UK that didn't have its own Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for everyone living, working and travelling through the county until June 2007.

Common call-outs include road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, falls from height and fallen horse riders and mountain bike riders in inaccessible areas. Wherever it lands, the aircraft is never more than seven minutes away from an A&E hospital or a maximum of 38 minutes from the regional trauma centre. This allows patients to be treated within the "Golden Hour" which can mean the difference between life and death.

The life-saving charity is based at Dunsfold Park near Guildford and relies almost entirely on voluntary public donations and needs £1.7m-a-year to keep the helicopter flying. Each flying mission alone costs between £1,500 and £2,000.

There are a number of ways you can help raise money and awareness:

  • Make a Donation - you can donate online, by direct debit, by text, post or by charity account
  • Fundraising - whether an individual, couple, club, group or local business, why not take part in one of our many fundraising events?
  • Business Sponsorship - why not make the Surrey Air Ambulance your Charity of the Year?
  • Sponsored Challenges and Events - take on the Challenge of a Lifetime and get your friends and family to sponsor you!
  • Lottery - support your local air ambulance and be in with the chance of winning up to £25,000 in our Superdraw
  • Wills and Legacies - help others and save tax by leaving a legacy to the Surrey Air Ambulance

Become a Volunteer

Surrey Air Ambulance currently have 45 volunteers who kindly offer their time and effort to help  during our fundraising events. From 16 to over 80, volunteers come from all walks of life and all receive training.The Surrey Air Ambulance is always on the look-out for more volunteers to lend their support and time.


Schools

A visit from a member of the team at the Surrey Air Ambulance is a fascinating for school children of all ages. Children will gain an insight into helicopters and clinical procedures and will learn about the charity's infrastructure, community involvement and social responsibility.

For more information about our education service, please contact the Surrey Air Ambulance's Events Team to arrange for a speaker to visit your school.

Please call the Surrey Air Ambulance on

01622 833833 or visit www.surreyairambulance.co.uk to find out more information about our services and the ways you can support or volunteer with the charity.

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