Give a major gift

Former patient Andy Bord and his young daughter watching our AW169 land.

Give a major gift, and together we can be there for local people in their time of need.

The life-saving, critical care our teams deliver 24/7 to everyone across Essex and Hertfordshire is only possible with your support. Without donations, our first-class pre-hospital emergency medical service would simply not exist.

By giving a major gift, you can have an enormous impact on our work, affecting lives every single day, giving people the best chance when the worst happens.

Why are major gifts important?

Giving a major gift will not only fund our essential work today. You will also help us plan the future, become more resilient and drive forward with new ideas and clinical innovations.

Your support could help us achieve ambitious milestones and deliver lasting change, such as purchasing a new AW169 helicopter to replace our current leased helicopter, which will enhance the service we deliver and secure the charity’s financial position for the future.

How can you give a major gift?

You can support our work with a one-off donation or a gift committed over time. Your donation can be directed towards a specific item or area of our work, or be flexible to support the greatest needs of the charity. Either way, we are happy to discuss this with you and keep you updated about the impact of your support. We are also happy to explore with you different ways of giving, including tax efficient giving, gifts of assets, overseas donations and legacy gifts.

Recognising your gift

We value the uniqueness of each of our philanthropists and pride ourselves on working together to build a bespoke relationship with you. Anyone giving a major gift will receive personal updates on the difference their support is making, with opportunities to meet our crew and team behind the scenes. You will also receive invitations to exclusive events.

Thinking about giving a major gift?

If you are considering giving a major gift or would like to discuss your involvement further, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please get in touch with Stephanie Pisharody, Head of Philanthropy, on 07800 717252 or

Call us: 0345 2417 690

Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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