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CHARITY: Helping a great cause this Saturday

Please give generously if you can

18 August 2023

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CHARITY: Helping a great cause this Saturday

Please give generously if you can

18 August 2023

We’re delighted to confirm that the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will be with us on Saturday as their collectors join us around the ground ahead to raise money for what is a fantastic cause.

Please do give generously if you can – they’ll be very visible and it goes without saying that the wonderful work they do needs your support.

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Mieke Tennant, community fundraiser for GNAAS, said: “We’re thrilled to have the support of Carlisle United this weekend.

“We are 100% charity funded and it currently costs £7.7m per year to keep our service operational, so we really appreciate the opportunity to collect donations from the public and from the Carlisle fans, who are always extremely supportive of us.

“If you’re attending the game and see one of our buckets, please consider donating your change, as that money will help contribute towards potentially saving a life.”

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  • The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) is a charitably funded air ambulance service which provides life-saving care throughout the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Isle of Man.
  • They operate two helicopters 365 days a year and also operate a night-time service in the North East and Cumbria on rapid response vehicles.
  • The aircraft cover an area of more than 8,000 square miles and on board are specialist doctors and paramedics who effectively bring the hospital to the patient.
  • The level of skill and expertise of the on-board team mean they respond to the most critically ill and injured people, giving them the best chance of survival.
  • GNAAS is a progressive organisation which has pioneered pre-hospital care in the region.
  • The latest techniques, equipment and drugs are constantly being evaluated to ensure the charity can provide the best care possible for their patients.
  • 2022 marked the service providing 20 years of life-saving care. Throughout this time, they have responded to more than 23,500 incidents across the region, with road traffic collisions being the most frequent type of incident responded to by the team.
  • They do not receive Government funding and must therefore raise £7.7m a year through public donations to remain operational.

For more information visit: or follow @gnairambulance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok


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