Yogawest takes part in "Give it a Go" for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Give it a go genericThroughout November people are being invited to “Give it a Go” for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. Dubbed YESvember, the campaign will give people the chance to try out a new thing in the name of charity.

Have you always fancied trying your hand at yoga? Now you can, with taster sessions taking place across Bristol. Each session costs £5, with the money being donated to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Community fundraising coordinator Ella Mayne said:

“People have the chance to try out a new class and have fun, at the same time as knowing they are helping to keep the air ambulance flying. We are really grateful to all of the teachers who are running a class for free, ensuring that all of the money comes to us. “I hope as many people as possible get involved, and give something new a go for charity.”

Yogawest will be taking part on Sunday 9th November 2.30 – 3.15pm, offering a Yoga session at the Yoga West Studio on Denmark Place, BS7 8NW (

Yogawest_Logo_really small for em-page-001Diana Penny from Yogawest explains:

“Yogawest are delighted to offer a free class for supporters of the Air Ambulance. The charity is so important: supporting the wonderful life-saving service that is the air ambulance which saves local lives on a regular basis. It’s not so long ago that the service didn’t exist and it’s pretty amazing that a small city like Bristol has this in place. The Great Western Air Ambulance is Yoga West’s charity of the season – as well as the free class, we have a collection box for them at reception.

To register interest and guarantee a place please contact Ella at [email protected]

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is one of the few air ambulances who work to the gold standard Critical Care Model, which means rushing a critical care paramedic and critical care doctor to the scene.

Essentially it is a flying Accident and Emergency Department, bringing the hospital to the patients. The team fly seven days a week, 365 days a year and attend more than 100 incidents per month, providing one of the busiest air ambulances in the UK.

Within five minutes of a 999 call to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity base, the aircraft is in the air, and no more than 20 minutes later the team are anywhere within the region that we cover. This means that one patient in five – a patient otherwise expected to die – survives.

The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity helicopter is based in Filton, just north of Bristol, and is part of the regional 999 emergency response service. It receives no funding from the Government or the National Lottery, which means it relies entirely on the generosity of the people it serves in order to continue operating.

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