The Great North Air Ambulance has enlisted the support of outdoor brand Berghaus.

The company has donated thousands of pounds worth of clothing and equipment for GNAAS staff to use during callouts across the region. The kit that has been supplied by Berghaus includes waterproof and insulated jackets that are designed for use in extreme conditions throughout the year.

Berghaus has agreed to supply GNAAS with a set of kit for around 50 personnel, including all the doctors and paramedics. The air ambulance staff now have waterproof, down and fleece jackets, along with overtrousers and other items such as holdalls and accessories. Worth around £30,000 in total, the kit is from Berghaus’ specialist ranges that have been engineered for outdoor activities in extreme conditions.