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Local lifesaving charity extends gratitude to all dedicated volunteers across Warwickshire

Local lifesaving charity extends gratitude to all dedicated volunteers across Warwickshire

This Volunteers’ Week, The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), is extending its deepest gratitude to the dedicated volunteers whose selfless efforts and unwavering commitment have made an extraordinary impact within its communities.

From 03 June to 09 June, the charity joins the nation in celebrating the incredible contributions of volunteers who generously give their time, energy, and skills to support the lifesaving missions of TAAS.

The Air Ambulance Service operates the local Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), and national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

Volunteers are the backbone of TAAS, they help in a variety of different ways across the charity, whether they’re raising funds out in the community, supporting in the office or warehouse, delivering projects, or helping within its portfolio of shops – every hour that they give makes a difference, without them, the charity could not operate its vital frontline services and continue to save lives.

Alex Martin (17) – from Rugby – is one of the charity’s office-based volunteers, he dedicates his time to help the Supporter Experience Team with mailings and sending out letters to the charity’s lovely supporters.

“I started volunteering for the air ambulance because my mum works for the charity and she told me about the service and how I could help and encourage more support to help them raise more money, as well as go to events and do different things. So, then I said absolutely, I want to help out, and I became a volunteer,” said Alex.

“The best part about my volunteering role is that I get to help the cause and meet so many new people, and it’s amazing how much support the charity gives out in the community to different people, saving their lives.”

“You get to see how many amazing people are in the TAAS team, those who help out behind the scenes, not just on the frontline, but actually in the office helping out, doing different things and keeping the charity running,” he continued.

The charity has made this year, the year to volunteer, and encourages others within the community to get involved and experience the joy of giving back. Volunteering is not only a way to make a tangible difference but also an opportunity to grow personally, develop new skills, and connect with like-minded individuals.

TAAS Volunteering Engagement Executive, Karen Chater, said:

“When you volunteer, you are making a commitment to share that most precious of resources — your time — to make life better for those who are in need. Our volunteer’s great generosity has had a profound and lasting impact on The Air Ambulance Service.

“On behalf of the charity, I wanted to let all our volunteers know just how much their dedication is appreciated. Whether you are a long-time volunteer or if you have got involved recently, and regardless of how many hours you choose to give, it’s important for you to know that what you do makes a difference.

“Words cannot adequately express the gratitude that we wish to convey. Please know that your volunteerism is recognised, appreciated, valued, and cherished. We thank you and look forward to you continuing to volunteer with us.”

The charity welcomes volunteers from all walks of life to join them in making a difference. Whether people have a few hours a week or can commit to a regular schedule, there are numerous ways to get involved.

“Anyone thinking about volunteering should absolutely do it. It’s amazing. The amount of amazing people I’ve met since being at TAAS, I can’t even count. Everyone’s so supportive and so amazing and they really enjoy what they do – I love helping and working here,” concludes Alex.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities, or for more information or to support the charity, please visit: or call 0300 3045 999.