Take the Splash to mark Charity’s 21 st Anniversary

Are you ready to take the plunge and immerse yourself in water 21 times in aid of a
lifesaving charity?
To mark the Wales Air Ambulance’s 21st anniversary the Charity has launched its Splash 21
challenge, but have you got what it takes to take on the challenge during the month of
To take part you can either swim, have a cold shower, surf, or sit in a hot tub, whilst helping
the 24/7 service keep its helicopters in the air and its rapid response vehicles on the road.
Entry is free but participants are encouraged to fundraise during Splash 21. If you raise £100
the participant will receive a bespoke Wales Air Ambulance swimming cap.
The Wales Air Ambulance Charity emergency service offers advanced critical care and is
often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are
highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They
can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency
operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.   
Katie Macro, Campaigns Manager for the Wales Air Ambulance said: “This is an exciting
time for the Wales Air Ambulance, we’re currently celebrating our 21st anniversary and hope
members of the public will take part in Splash 21 to mark the occasion.
“We are delighted to be launching our first water challenge. Swim challenges have become
hugely popular for charities, and we are excited to engage new and existing supporters.
Swimming and cold-water activities are also great for your mental health and physical
wellbeing. This is a perfect fundraiser for everyone and can be completed anywhere.
“In 21 years, the Charity has evolved from a 12-hour service to a 24/7 service, which is
incredible. Our medics offer advance critical care treatment to the patients at the side of the
road. All this wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of the people of Wales. This
is their Charity, and we hope they will support us with Splash 21. The fundraiser is open to
people of all ages, and they can choose a water-based challenge that suits their needs.
“The Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £8 million every year to keep its emergency
helicopters in the air and its rapid response vehicles on the road. Fundraisers, like this one,
will help us to continue to be there for the people of Wales when they need us most.”
To find out more information on Splash 21 visit www.walesairambulance.com/splash-21 or

 WAAC is the all-Wales charity which provides vital 24/7
emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening illness or injuries.
It is the only air ambulance charity based in and dedicated to Wales.    


 WAAC has carried out more than 42,000 missions to date
since its launch on St David’s Day 2001.    


 WAAC has airbases in Llanelli, Caernarfon, Welshpool, and


 WAAC can greatly improve a patient’s survival and early
recovery with its fast response times and ability to reach difficult
locations, along with the provision of critical care on scene. Wales Air
Ambulance flies the A&E department to the patient, before airlifting
patients to the most appropriate hospital for their illness or injury.  


 WAAC relies on charitable donations to raise £8 million each
year to keep the helicopters flying for Wales. The charity does not receive
funding from the National Lottery or direct funding from the government.  


 WAAC works in partnership with NHS Wales, who provide
critical care consultants and practitioners through the Emergency Medical
Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru). This means patients can
receive advanced treatments before reaching hospital,
including blood transfusions and anaesthesia.
 Registered charity number 1083645.

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