Wiltshire Air Ambulance was established in March 1990 as a joint venture between the Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Wiltshire Constabulary. Sharing resources kept our costs down and the charity needed £700,000 a year to keep Wiltshire’s air ambulance in the skies. In January 2015 we started operating a dedicated air ambulance which means we must raise £3.25m a year.
We are a registered charity and rely almost entirely on public donations to keep us flying.
We really are funded by you and flying for you.
We are going to build a new airbase for our helicopter, aircrew and charity team. We received full planning permission in January 2017 for our new airbase on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Wiltshire.
The site is ideally situated in central Wiltshire, allowing our helicopter to reach all parts of the county within 11 minutes, just as we are able to do now.
We have launched an Airbase Appeal to raise the remaining £1.25 million to build and equip our new airbase.
You can find out more how you can support the Airbase Appeal here.
You can find out more about our plans for a new home here.