The charity raised £600,000 from public donations to fund a new 'cutting-edge' air ambulance to fly from its Welshpool base.
Wales' Air Ambulance service has received donations collected by a mystery man during a call-out to a road accident.
The two Welsh air ambulances grounded following the discovery of cracks in rotor blades of the same model type get the all clear
A book has been released documenting the journey of eight people who trekked 200 miles across Wales to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance.
Welsh Tenor Rhys Meirion led the team on a walk from Swansea to Caernarfon in eight days, raising £90,000 for the charity.
The book is a diary-style account of the walk from all eight Cerddwn Ymlaen walkers, who did not even known each other when they set off.
Proceeds from sales of the book will go towards next year's walk.
The Swansea Crew of Wales Air Ambulance have received a prestigious Gail Williams' Award for their work during the Gyln-Neath mine rescue.
The award recognises individuals or teams who have provided clinical excellence in the pre-hospital setting.
The winners, paramedics Chris Connor and Jason Hughes and pilot Captain Grant Elgar, were selected for their efforts in attending the mine collapse in 2011.
The team helped to treat a patient who was trapped in the mine. Once on the surface Wales Air Ambulance airlifted the patient to Morriston Hospital where he recovered after further treatment.
– Jason Hughes, HEMS Paramedic
We’re really proud to win this award; I was just doing my job albeit a more difficult one than usual and I’d like to think that most paramedics would have made the same call. This is the first accolade that Chris and I have won and we’d really like to thank Michael Williams for his support as well as the public who fund the charity to make our work possible.**
Wales Air Ambulances grounded over safety fears have been given the all-clear, it's been announced.
Two of Wales' three Air Ambulances had been suspended, along with others UK-wide, after cracks were found on an identical model in Scotland.
Operator Bond Air Services said it took the decision to resume flights after receiving 'an unequivocal guarantee' from manufacturer Eurocopter that it was safe to do so.
But investigation of the problem will continue.
– Bond Air Services spokesperson
Bond Air Services will resume flight operations at 7am tomorrow, continuing to follow the visual checking process recommended by the manufacturer.
Two of the three air ambulances in Wales have been grounded.
The Welsh air ambulance based in Welshpool is currently the only operational aircraft left in Wales as one based in Caernarfon and the other based in Swansea have been grounded over safety concerns.
It follows a routine check of an EC135 aircraft in Europe, where a small crack was detected similar to a defect found on the same aircraft type in Scotland in February.
Wales Air Ambulance has leased two EC135 helicopters, pilots and engineers from Bond Air Services since 2009.
As a precautionary measure, Bond has made the decision to temporarily ground its EC135 fleet while additional rigorous checks are carried out.
BAS is currently awaiting further comment from manufacturer Eurocopter on its investigation to identify the cause of this crack.
Wales Air Ambulance is still operational in Wales with the use of its third helicopter, which is a different model and not subject to the investigation.
This aircraft is currently operating on extended hours to optimise its coverage across Wales.