The South Western Ambulance Service Charity

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The South Western Ambulance Service Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

We are funded by donations and legacies received primarily from patients, and their relatives, who wish to say thank you for the care that they, or their loved one, has received from us.  In addition, members of the public donate to our charity to show their appreciation for the Trust.

Our Charitable Programmes include:

  • Supporting our communities: Restart a Heart – Improving cardiac arrest survival rates throughout the South West.
  • Supporting our volunteer heroes: In time-critical, life-threatening emergency situations, every second counts.
  • Supporting our staff and volunteers: Caring for those who care for others.

To make a one-off or regular donation to the South Western Ambulance Service Charity please visit our online giving website:

Support the South Western Ambulance Service with Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven (PFH) is the penny giving scheme that allows everyone in the workplace to turn their small change into big change.

PFH is the UK’s largest micro giving scheme for employees and pensioners. The scheme has raised over 380,000,000 pennies for more than 250 charities. Major employers offering the scheme include Barclays, HSBC, Cadbury Schweppes, Lloyds Pharmacy, The Bank of England, TNT, WHSmith, many UK Councils and the largest UK employer the NHS.

Employees who wish to participate in the scheme will have their salary rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity.  If net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated.  The most individuals can ever donate is 99p every time they are paid.

For more information about Pennies from Heaven and to register your business with the scheme, donating penny balances to the South Western Ambulance Service Charity, please visit:

If you have any questions about the South Western Ambulance Service Charity or the Pennies from Heaven penny giving scheme please email [email protected].

The South Western Ambulance Service Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1049230).