Our paramedic Andy was on his way home from the airbase when he came across a car accident at Great Stainton, near Darlington, last week. Thankfully the incident wasn’t too serious. One of those involved has written in to thank Andy for his support, which we thought we'd share.
Lauren was just eight-years-old when her mother suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a van as she waved at her youngest daughter on the school bus.

Now, eighteen years later, she has looked back at her mum's rescue as the family continue to support the Great North Air Ambulance Service <3 [ Bit.ly Link ] #SurvivorStories
Are you taking part in an exciting challenge to fundraise for GNAAS this year?

We are looking for a number of you to tell your story in order to encourage others to do the same.

Anything from running, cycling, swimming, climbing or even a challenge that you’ve created, we want to hear about it.

If you would love to get involved and help us promote our year of physical feats, please send us...
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Flying back from Newcastle at 2,500 feet overhead Durham yesterday.
Dr Chris has lots of experience as an air ambulance doctor across the country, as well as being a military doc in the British Army, where he has undertaken two tours in Afghanistan.

β€œThe thing that stands out at GNAAS is the teamwork. It’s what I love most.”

Chris from Durham takes part in triathlons in his 'spare time'. #MeetTheCrew
We were called to assist the North East Ambulance Service with a woman who had been struck by a vehicle near Morpeth today.

The woman, in her 40s, suffered pelvic injuries and was stabilised by the doctor and paramedic team before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The flight took 10 minutes and she arrived in a stable condition.

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Outtakes from our hoodie shoot. You can't take 'em anywhere!

Hoodies are Β£20 and you'll be snug as a bug... [ Bit.ly Link ]
A cyclist who collapsed after suffering a heart attack while out riding his bike in Sunderland has thanked those who came to his aid and helped save his life. #SurvivorStories

Sunderland cyclist thanks lifesaving heroes after collapsing with heart attack

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We were called to the A66 after a four-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon.

We also treated a 10-year-old girl involved in a motocross incident at Workington and a man suffering from a cardiac arrest at Great Asby at the weekend.

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A Middleham jockey has thanked the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after suffering head injuries in an alleged attack.

Terence Murphy has praised GNAAS after he was found unconscious and a passer-by alerted emergency services which came to his aid on January 6.

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Twenty years ago David was airlifted by GNAAS following a life-threatening car accident. His terrifying ordeal gave him a fresh perspective on life.

β€œIt was touch and go whether I would make it. I woke from the coma and was extremely disorientated, high on drugs and suffering from nightmares. When I was able, I visited the site of the accident and thought how lucky I was to still be here,”...
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Our aircrew have been working with Northumbria Police Firearms Support Unit focusing on ballistic injuries and catastrophic bleeding and how to manage these injuries. #CriticalCare
The holidays may be over but luckily for us, we are still reaping the rewards of our supporters' festive fundraising.

Ben, our public liaison assistant, has collected a cheque from Clive Owen accountants after their offices in Darlington, Durham and York raised Β£200 from a Jumper Day. Thanks all!

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Our snowman at Durham Tees Valley Airport #Snowmageddon
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

There's no better smile to receive than one from a former patient and their grateful family. Thanks for dropping by our Langwathby base again Rachel, Scarlett and Aidan <3
A teenager has thanked us after we went to the rescue of her stepdad following a crash which left him with life-changing injuries.

Astynn Riding, 17, from Ashington, Northumberland, has raised Β£200 by selling sweet-filled cones to family and friends in a show of appreciation to the charity after we flew to the aid of Ryan Lee.

Astynn’s mother, Tami Lee, said: β€œA big thank you from the bottom...
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Talk about blowin' a gale! The maximum wind speed in which we can fly is 60 knots. #FactOfTheWeek
Penrith office - New opening hours!

We'd love to see some of our awesome supporters at our fundraising office in Sandgate, Penrith, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Our opening hours are:
Monday - 11am to 3pm
Wednesday - 11am to 3pm
Friday - 11am to 3pm

Due to health and safety reasons, donations of used clothing cannot be accepted at the office, but the charity's depot at Skirsgill...
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