20 years together

Together we save lives
Your local life-saving charity

Saving lives and supporting frontline emergency services across East Anglia. A heartfelt thank you for the past two decades of support. We simply would not be here today without you.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance exists to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region. We are a life-saving charity that is only kept airborne thanks to our incredible supporters. Thank you.

Together we save lives


Total Missions

Since the charity launched in 2000, our crews have been dispatched to patients at the roadside, in the city, on the beach, maybe near where you live. Read about our latest missions.

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Our Short History

How we work to make a difference

A 24/7 service

A 24/7 service

With the combination of a quick response time, advanced critical care on scene and quick transfer to the appropriate hospital, our mission is to save more lives across East Anglia.

First Aid

First Aid

We're aiming to minimise the impact of trauma in the community by providing vital first aid training, so more people can take action if someone nearby suffers a medical emergency.



The missions we attend are often life-changing for our patients. By offering dedicated aftercare support, we're helping more of our patients and their families with their recovery journeys.



By developing partnerships and collaborations with local organisations who have aligned ambitions to ours, we can continue to do the very best for each and every patient we treat.

Time Flies

We have created our first ever series of podcast interviews with different members of the EAAA family from 2000 to 2020, to explore their fondest memories. We will find out how the service started, the challenges they faced and the lessons learnt along the way. 

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Meet Baby Charlie

This is one-year-old Charlie, and it is thanks to your support that we could be there to help him when he needed us the most. 

Baby Charlie suffered very severe burns after he pulled a pan of boiling hot water all over his chest, torso and face. Find out how our HEMS crew worked alongside the EEAST crew and Charlie's parents to provide him with the care he needed. 

Read Charlie's story

Meet Doctor Joanna Stevens

“I’ve been with EAAA since February 2020 – which has been an interesting introduction to helicopter emergency medicine service (HEMS) during the COVID-19 pandemic!

One of the highlights of working for EAAA is working alongside a brilliant and dedicated team, who have, over the last six months, taken on the roles of teachers, friends and fellow tea-drinkers. I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from the crew and pilots as I’ve learnt to do this job."

Meet our crew

Latest updates


Were you the first EAAA patient?

20 years ago on 9 February, EAAA flew its very first official mission to help someone in Norfolk. Do you know who it was


EAAA to resume patient transfers in support of Covid-19 response

We are preparing to resume patient transfers between hospitals to support the NHS and frontline emergency services.