Community Hero of the Year award The GoodWill organisation are delighted to announce that Lesley Knight, who works for one of our key charities and is the face of the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal, has received the Community Hero of the Year award at the inaugural Woman and Home magazine’s Amazing Women #50over50awards at Claridge's Hotel in London. It was a truly amazing and unforgettable evening with Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley as MC. There were some truly inspirational women receiving awards, however, Lesley was the only one to receive a standing ovation. The audience also applauded mid-way [...]
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How to make a Will in 'Make a Will Month' October and November are traditionally months that people focus on making a Will and this is due mainly to the amazing work campaigns such as Free Wills Month in October and Will Aid in November have done to help promote the importance of having a valid Will. However, these campaigns are not without catches. Whilst Free Wills Month promotes the idea that donations go to a variety of charities, many of the charities pay the solicitors to write your Will, in the hope that you will leave a legacy or [...]
You're Not Alone. Being told you have cancer can be difficult to deal with. Everyone reacts in their own way and it can be hard to take in everything that you are told. You can always go back to see your doctor or nurse another time to talk things over again. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for something to be explained again. Understanding your diagnosis is a good start to understanding the treatment and care that you will get. It is natural to have many different thoughts and feelings after a cancer diagnosis. Some people [...]
The Charity Has Responded to its 30,000th Call. Seventeen years since its inception, the Wales Air Ambulance Charity has reached a significant milestone in its lifesaving mission. In the past few days, the Charity has responded to its 30,000th call to support somebody in need. WAA was launched on St. David’s Day in 2001. From humble beginnings as a one-helicopter service flying from Swansea, it has grown into the UK’s largest air ambulance operation that can be anywhere in Wales within twenty minutes. At a cost of £6.5m per year, it now runs four aircraft with bases in Caernarfon, Welshpool, [...]
Wales Air Ambulance to The Rescue. A Powys man has thanked the Wales Air Ambulance crew who saved his life twice in the space of three weeks. Grant Withington, a furniture maker from Llandrindod Wells ended up relying on Wales Air Ambulance twice during June 2018 following two life-threatening experiences. Grant recalls the frightening incidents: “It all started on June 10th. I had decided to do some gardening at home during the beautiful summer weather. I was working with a Chainsaw when disaster struck. I slipped with the power tool and severely injured myself.” Significant Injuries With significant [...]