Welcome to SWASFT

Charitable programmes

Our charitable programmes include:

Supporting our communities

The South Western Ambulance Service Charity is supporting defibrillator placement, maintenance and training across the region. Increased public access to defibrillators results in more people receiving a life-saving shock as quickly as possible, giving them the best possible chance of survival.  

You can read more here.

Supporting our volunteer heroes

Community First Responders operate within the communities in which they live or work, often providing lifesaving emergency aid early and ahead of ambulance arrival.

Trained and governed by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, the Community First Responders  are called on any time, day or night, helping to reach those patients most in need across the 10,000 square miles the ambulance service serves. 

You can read more here.

Supporting our staff and volunteers

The Staying Well Service provides our staff and volunteers with access to sources of help and support with their physical and mental health and wellbeing – just one call or email away.

You can read more here.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.