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The Gazette has launched a campaign to save Wiltshire's air ambulance. The Great Western Ambulance Service Trust wants to move the county's vital helicopter service from its base in Devizes to Filton, near Bristol and share it with Avon.
The Gazette believes this will threaten the lives of people in Wiltshire, who pay for the running of the air ambulance through fundraising. At present the air ambulance can reach any part of the county in eight minutes. Who knows what service we will get if it moves to Bristol?
The air ambulance has saved countless lives over the past decade. Now it needs your help. Write with your objections to GWAS' plans at: Tim Lynch, Chief Executive, GWAST, Jenner House, Langley Park Estate, Chippenham, SN15 1GG.
You can sign our petitions at the Gazette's offices in Market Place, Devizes, Market Place, Chippenham, Kingsbury Street, Marlborough and 100 Victoria Road, Swindon.
The petition is also available at the following outlets: Nettleton Post Office Costcutters, Chippenham FK Davis & Sons, Market Lavington E F Duck & Sons, Devizes Costcutters, Marlborough Midway Stores, Ramsbury Sherston Post Office Abbey News, Malmesbury Swindon Street Seller Baileys News, Wootton Bassett Mike Wood Tryes, Devizes
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