North West Air Ambulance has accepted a cheque for £3,000 which was raised by Malpas Young Farmers at last year’s Hallowe’en party.

The donation will go towards the running of the service as well as developing expertise.

Air ambulances are particularly vital in rural areas. The charity’s helicopters fly 365 days a year, with doctors and paramedics on board providing rapid treatment and hospital transfers to patients across the entire North West region each year – an area covering 5,500 square miles and eight million people, from Stoke in the south to Carlisle in the north.

Since it launched in 1999, the charity has flown more than 17,000 missions across the region, with the ambulance called out an average of five times a day, rising to 10 in summer.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service that the charity provides, the North West Air Ambulance would not be here without the support of its community of fundraisers and partners.

The charity is completely reliant on public and corporate donations to keep the North West’s Air Ambulance Charity helicopters operational and helping to save lives, needing to raise over £9.5 million a year to support its lifesaving service.

For more information on the North West Air Ambulance or to donate, please visit or call 0800 587 4570.