Bangers all round at the base!

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) welcomed Nick Jennings from Jennings of Caversham butchers to the base this week for a rather tasty donation! Long standing supporter of TVACAA, Nick Jennings, approached the Charity after watching Sky series Air Ambulance ER, spotting that the crew were eating sausages on nearly every episode! Wanting to show his appreciation for the Air Ambulance and the tiresome work of the crew who work 365 days a year saving lives, Nick generously offered them an endless supply of his own award-winning bangers! TVACAA Paramedic, ...

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Help Start a Heart

You can help us save even more lives by knowing where your nearest Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) is. When a person is suffering a cardiac arrest their chances of survival decreases by 14% for every minute that passes without defibrillation. An AED delivers an electric pulse through the chest, in an attempt to restore normal heart rhythm.South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has launched an app for both Apple and Android that users can access on their phones, showing the exact location of the closest AED using GPS functionality.Please click on the following ...

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Get groovy at Glow in the Park!

Fancy getting fit participating in a groovy light filled 5K RUN AROUND Windsor Eton Dorney, all whilst raising money for Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance? Well you and your friends better get dancing, jogging or walking your way around a 5km course. We have plenty of free spaces up for grabs! Glow zones and music will keep you and your friends grooving round the route. Don’t forget to wear all your glow kit and make sure you sparkle!If this is something you are interested in, if you fancy a challenge or have committed to a dreaded New Year’s resolution then ...

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Battling the chill at Gatineau Loppet

We would like to say another huge ‘Thank You’ and congratulations to John Clifford from Bracknell in Berkshire who on the 14th February faced the adversity of the wintery trails in north Quebec to fundraise for us!It was not the first time John has taken part in the annual Gatineau Loppet races to help support local causes. This year he wanted to help support his local air ambulance and he is very much on track to raising his target of £1,000!Set in the Gatineau Park, roughly 15 minutes away from the Canadian federal capital of Ottawa, the Loppet is a 51km freestyle ...

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Phyllis Court raises £17,650 for the air ambulance!

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A huge thank you goes out from all of us at the air ambulance to Phyllis Court for the enormous £17,650 raised for us as their flagship charity for 2014.The renowned Club, which is situated in Henley on Thames, raised the considerable donation through its Charity Action Group and a varied programme of events throughout the year, including: the Reading Male Voice Choir concert; St. Georges tea; Spring and Christmas Fairs, the Regatta and a Murder Mystery evening.A cheque was presented to CEO Mark McGeown and Oxfordshire Fundraising Manager Bekki James at their AGM in ...

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‘Outstanding’ Rating From Inspectors

The work of Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance has been cited as ‘outstanding’ following a recent South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC highlighted a number of areas of practice that had significantly enhanced the standard and quality of clinical care given to patients.  These included the introduction of blood transfusions, ultrasound and blood gas analysis on the air ambulance. The report also commended SCAS staff, including our air ambulance paramedics, for the exceptional care and compassion ...

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Vote for us for the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

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Help us win £300 with Galaxy Hot Chocolate by voting for us as your favourite local charity!Each week until 23 February five cash awards will be given to small, local community groups and charities that support warm hearted people and projects – all you have to do it click the link below and vote for us.The money received would help us to fund our life saving service from basic clinical items such as latex gloves to big items like ultrasound machines, so every pound helps! Three people on average every day need our air ambulance at a cost of £2,500 per flight and the ...

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London Marathon place up for grabs!

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Fancy getting fit and running 26.3miles in one of the most exciting road marathons in the world, all whilst raising money for Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance? Well you better get your running shoes on, as we have one Virgin Money London Marathon place up for grabs! If this is on your bucket list, you just fancy a challenge, or you have committed to a dreaded New Year’s resolution – tell us in 150 words why we should give you the place in the London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 26 April 2015.  All we ask in return is that you raise £1,500 or more ...

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Tenth Santa Cruise raises thousands of pounds!

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The cheeky Burghfield Santas were out in force again this festive season for their annual Santa Cruise and were doing what they do best – spreading seasonal joy and good will, drinking copious amounts of the brown stuff, and raising a massive £25,000 for the air ambulance!  And the donations are still rolling in! A total of 30 Santas on festively decorated bikes, cycled around West Berkshire villages (via the pubs!) on Saturday 20 December after a family fun day in Burghfield Common! The annual event, which hit its ten year milestone, even saw the air ambulance ...

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TVACAA hits prime time TV!

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) will be coming to your living room this month, in a newly commissioned primetime television series.  Sky 1’s Air Ambulance ER is a six-part documentary featuring the day-to-day work of TVACAA , where 365 days a year the highly skilled crew bring hospital-standard emergency care and equipment to the roadside, critically intervening in sometimes life-threatening situations. Production company Tern TV spent four months during the summer of 2014 filming with the crew as they embarked on hundreds of missions across ...

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