The Great North Air Ambulance Service operates 365 days a year across Cumbria, the North-East and North Yorkshire. The charity owns three helicopter air ambulances and employs specialist doctors and paramedics to bring expert pre-hospital care to the scene of the most serious of incidents. Our base at Langwathby, near Penrith, gives us speedy access to the Lake District and beyond. In 2016 alone, the charity was called out 826 times. It cost £4.9m to provide the service for 12 months and the charity is absolutely reliant on public support for its continued survival.