Each year, the Branch executive committee will select a suitable
charity to support. Donations will be collected at each branch
meeting, and each summer, at the end of the year's meeting
programme, the aggregated sum will be donated to the chosen
If you have any ideas for any safety-related charities that
would be appropriate for future years, please get in touch with the
Details of previous charities are available.
2011/12: The Great North Air Ambulance Service
The Great North Air
Ambulance Service (GNAAS) is a charity operating a fleet of
helicopters across an area of 8,000 square miles, from the Scottish
Borders to North Yorkshire, from East Coast to West. Our
helicopters can be anywhere in the region in fifteen minutes. On
board are specialist trauma doctors and paramedics, bringing
Accident and Emergency expertise to the scene, giving the patient
the best possible chance of recovery.
Our crews respond to hundreds of call-outs a month, at a cost of
£2,500 per mission, so the service needs to raise about £4m a year
from public donations.
Follow the GNAAS on twitter.