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air ambulance


The Wales Air Ambulance Charity is funded by the people of Wales. They operate some of the most advanced air ambulances in the UK, saving precious time and lives – all thanks to the people of Wales.

They rely entirely on charitable donations to raise £11.2 million every year to keep the helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the road across Wales.

The Charity was formed on St. David’s Day, 1 March 2001 and operates from bases across Wales.  

Wales Air Ambulance 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.  

The Charity has completed over 46,000 missions and is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are there for the people of Wales whenever and wherever they need us.

Registration Charity Number: 1083645


north east wales mountain rescue


NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation. Who's primary operating area is in North East Wales mainly covering the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and parts of Conwy and Powys. The team also regularly assists Mountain Rescue teams elsewhere in North Wales as well as Lowland Search and Rescue teams in Cheshire and Shropshire. The team was originally formed in 1981 under the name Clwyd Rescue Team, changing to North East Wales Search And Rescue in 1994.

They are a group of volunteers who help the Police by looking for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Call Outs

They usually average around 80 call outs a year. These can range from a couple of hours to a number of days. They can also happen at any time of the day!

The team takes great pride in the service that they offer to the local communities and make a real contribution to saving life.

They are a Registered Charity (England and Wales Number 1192256) and affiliated to the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association and Mountain Rescue, England and Wales.


Types of Incidents

We deal with many different types of incidents. The traditional ‘mountain rescue’ of walkers and climbers forms only a small part of the work that we do. We are more likely to be called out to search for missing persons who are vulnerable, could be suffering from an illness or may even be despondent.


How to call NEWSAR or any Mountain Rescue Team

Dial 999 or 112. Ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'. To use the emergency SMS service: Text 999 and send 'Police' + details of incident + location