Here at Beaufort Polo Club we would like to pay recognition to those charities who prioritize our local community’s health and well-being. Great Western Air Ambulance Charity are only ever a phone call away in helping our team, members, and the public. More locally, Tetbury Hospital have provided health care services for the local community for many years. Therefore, we aim to show our support as a way of saying thank you for their hard work and dedication.
Beaufort Polo Club’s Official Charity
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provides the air ambulance and critical care service for the residents of Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire. GWAAC’s team of specialist doctors and paramedics attend the most critically ill and injured patients in the South West, saving lives in your local community.
By getting to the patient quickly, bringing the skills, equipment, and medics from the Emergency Department to the scene, our specialist teams are able to perform life-saving surgery on scene. From road traffic collisions to amputations, pre-hospital emergency anaesthetics to emergency caesareans, members of our clinical team are trained to the highest levels in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
1/3 of the incidents that GWAAC’s Critical Care Team responds to is a patient in cardiac arrest. For these patients, time really is of the essence; by bringing the hospital directly to the patient, GWAAC gives the most seriously ill the best possible chance of survival. In 2020, GWAAC’s Critical Care Team responded to 1,726 incidents, 460 of which were in Gloucestershire.
We support GWAAC by completing donation collection all year round and helping raise awareness of the amazing work they complete. Therefore, we have collection points around the Club, to include in the clubhouse, and our offices, however, if you would like to make a larger donation, please contact our office team or click here. Every penny counts!
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) have launched an urgent COVID-19 Recovery Fund appeal, after they have seen a quarter of a million drop in income due to the pandemic.
With many fundraising events cancelled due to the restrictions over the last year, the local charity have been unable to bring in their usual level of vital funds. Yet, their crew continue to be here, responding to those in urgent need at a moment’s notice.
During the height of the pandemic, the charity’s crew of Critical Care Doctors and Specialist Paramedics remained operational, stepping up to support their NHS and frontline colleagues in the fight against the virus. Their crew stepped in to perform inter-hospital transfers of critically-ill intensive care patients to relieve the pressure on local hospitals, as well as providing a 24/7 trauma advice line to local paramedic crews during the busiest months.
If you would like to support your local air ambulance’s appeal, head to http://www.gwaac.com/recoveryfund to find out more or make a donation.
This year we have partnered up with Tetbury Hospital as one of our main charities to show our support for all the hard work they provide to our local community. In the late 1980s Tetbury Hospital was threatened with closure. As a result, the people of the town decided to raise over a million pounds to ‘buy’ it which led to the Tetbury Hospital Trust Ltd being set up as a charity. Furthermore, the hospital does not receive any extra funding from the NHS to provide essential new and replacement medical equipment and facilities and is reliant upon fundraising to do so. The Friends of Tetbury Hospital was established at the same time as the change in ownership to provide a platform for fundraising. Tetbury Hospital, like many others took a hit due to the pandemic and with the lack of fundraising are still recovering.
Therefore, Beaufort would like to pay tribute to the hospital in the following ways:
- For any new member that joins in 2021, the Club will donate half of their membership fee to the Tetbury Hospital
- In 2022, for any new member that joined in 2021 and chooses to renew in 2022, the Club will donate half of their membership fee to the Tetbury Hospital
Now more than ever we need to support those who have supported us without a second thought during the pandemic. We hope you will join us in our efforts to give back to Tetbury Hospital and generate the much-needed funds for the charity.
If you are already a Social Member or would like to show your support to Tetbury Hospital, there are other ways in which you can donate!
- Online: Use the donate button on the Friends of Tetbury Hospital website and reference BPC in the comments box
- Post: If you would like to send a cheque please post it to
- FAO Lian Franklin, Tetbury Hospital, Malmesbury Road, Tetbury, GL8 8XB
For more information please contact the polo office on either firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01666 880510.