Founded in 2008, Great Western Air Ambulance are a charity funded Air Ambulance service who are ready to save the lives of local people in our community.
They provide life saving emergency care to people who cannot be reached by road, or are in a state so critical that they require the specialist skills of our team at the scene of the accident.
Though they are part of the regional 999 response service and work closely with NHS hospitals, they are a charity entirely funded by local people just like you.
Combat Stress was founded in May 1919, just after the First World War ended.
Their original name was the Ex-Servicemen's Welfare Society and they opened their first "recuperative home" in 1920 on Putney Hill in South West London. For almost a century, they have helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The founding mothers of Combat Stress saw how thousands of servicemen from the First World War with from severe mental health problems received little or no sympathy. Many men were suffering from shell-shock and were sent to mental war hospitals.
Combat Stress changed attitudes to mental health. They continue to support former servicemen and women from every service and every conflict, on the phone, online, in the community and at their treatment centres across the UK.