Registered Charity No: 1098874 (England & Wales).
Part of The Air Ambulance Service.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric care through the high speed transfer of critically ill children and flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care. It is the first and only dedicated paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country.
When a child is too sick to fly, the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team to them.
All transfers of critically ill children carry an inherent risk – the longer the child is out of hospital the greater that risk. With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and the risk. When every second counts this can be a matter of life and death.
1 in 7 of our rescue missions are funded by gifts left to us in Wills, so we are enormously grateful for these donations. We will ensure that your donation will be used for the greatest impact and we can also offer you a choice of how and where your gift is used. Just 1% of an estate will keep us flying and saving lives, every day.
We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations to raise the funding needed every month to run the service.
Part of the 'Remember A Charity' campaign