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Remember us with a Gift in your Will






Thank you for considering a very special way of supporting us. After you've provided for those closest to you, perhaps you would consider leaving a gift to the South Western Ambulance Charity in your will.


Gifts support our dedicated ambulance staff, provide enhanced equipment for volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) and help people to learn lifesaving CPR to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. Ultimately all of this supports patients. 

Every gift in every will makes a real difference, no matter how large or small - even 1%. 

According to a report from Remember A Charity (2023), 24% of Wills handled by UK legal advisers include a donation to charity. Choosing to leave a gift is easy to arrange and your contribution will be very much valued.

If you are considering leaving us a gift in your will, please do get in touch so we can understand more about you and we can share with you how other gifts are already being used. We can also send you our Guide to Leaving a Gift In Your Will

When making or amending a will please ensure you seek professional advice to make sure that your wishes are clear and correct. 

Supporting Staff Development

Legacy gifts enabled us to provide bursaries of around £1,000 each to 48 students who were undertaking Paramedic development courses with the University of the West of England Distance Learning Programme (2019/2020).  

One bursary recipient said; "Bursaries such as this are significant as they not only alleviate a level of difficulty from day to day life but also serve to rejuvenate morale ... helping people such as myself to progress academically and gain further accredited study contributing to progressing in the workplace". 

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THANK YOU for every donation we receive from Gifts in Wills, large and small, including; 

£399 from Ethel - provided enhanced kit for a Community First Responder volunteer group to assist patients. 


£5000 from Phillip - helped support staff rewards, awards and enhanced facilities to aid staff wellbeing.


£105,000 from Geoffrey - supporting a major programme to address health inequalities in access to lifesaving defibrillators, helping to improve cardiac survival rates in areas that need targeted support. 








As a member of NHS Charities Together, we’re one of 230 NHS charities working together to increase awareness about the difference that leaving a gift in your will can make.


Your gift can help us be there for our wonderful NHS staff, our heroic volunteer Responders and generations of patients and communities across the South West. 


When you leave a gift in your Will to us, you’re saying thank you in a way that will carry on making a long-lasting, positive difference long after you’re gone. So please, write a forever thank you into your Will, by leaving a gift to the South Western Ambulance Charity. 

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The Gift of GoodSAM 

We know that for every minute that a cardiac arrest patient doesn't receive CPR or defibrillation, their chance of survival falls by 10%. 


A generous legacy gift enabled us to invest £40,000 to fund the implementation of the life-saving App GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medics). The App is used to alert trained responders to cardiac arrest incidents in their local community, so they can provide lifesaving support before ambulance crews arrive. The aim is to increase the number of people who survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 

SWASFT Clinical Lead Rhys said; "The GoodSAM app is a fantastic innovation, which means our community of volunteers can reach the most seriously ill patients sooner and help to save lives. Every second counts when it comes to cardiac arrest". 

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Thanks to a legacy gift, the GoodSAM app is helping to improve survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the South West. 

Get In Touch

To have a chat about making a gift in your will, please contact Louise (Fundraising Manager) or Zoe (Head of Charity) by email or give us a call on 0300 3690108 .

Make a one-off or regular donation

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