WALES Air Ambulance is appealing for volunteers across Ceredigion to help raise vital funds.

The charity is actively looking for people willing to spare a few hours to help fundraise by volunteering across the area.

Wales Air Ambulance community coordinator James Cordell said: “Our volunteers are important in helping us not only raise money but also raise awareness. Volunteering for

Wales Air Ambulance offers a great deal of opportunities from meeting new people to helping develop new skills. You can make a real difference across the area.

“Volunteering can also be particularly rewarding and is great to include on the CV.

There are many different tasks volunteers undertake from attending shows and local events to organising bucket collections and attending cheque presentations.

“Our volunteers really are the lifeblood of everything that we do and without them we would not be able to continue to save lives across Wales.”

Each year Wales Air Ambulance attends on average 2,500 missions. With four aircraft located across South, Mid and North Wales, the helicopter charity can be anywhere in the country within 20 minutes. The charity relies solely on support from the Welsh public to help raise the £6.5 million required to continue operating the service.

In the last year alone, the Hywel Dda University Health Board area has been the second busiest region for the helicopter charity across the whole of Wales.

James added: “The fact that the medics on board our helicopters are now the same doctors and practitioners you would find in a hospital emergency department really is an important development in the care we are able to offer.

“Carrying some of the most pioneering medical equipment possible too means that our aircraft really are a flying emergency department.

“It is only through the help and support of our volunteers that we are able to continue offering this lifesaving service to the people of Wales. I’d love to hear from anyone across Ceredigion who wants to join our team of dedicated volunteers.”

To find out more, contact James directly by emailing or call 07557 635009

Further information about the charity and becoming a volunteer can be found at