Here’s how we save lives

When a newborn baby or child is fighting for their life, they need to get expert medical treatment fast. Which is where we come in.

We fly the child to the hospital that has the specialist facilities that will save their life. And because every second counts, our helicopter not only takes children to safety around four times faster, it also provides intensive care in the air. Or if they’re too sick to travel, we take the specialist teams and equipment to them. But we can only do this life-saving work with your help. Please give what you can today.

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Flying teams and equipment

When a child is too sick to travel, we fly medical teams and equipment to them, turning their local hospital into a specialist centre

Flying children

We fly critically ill babies and children across the UK to get the expert medical care they need

Taking families home

We also take children and families back home after the life-saving care, taking pressure off the NHS

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We’ve now flown well over 200 missions

In December 2012, the Children’s Air Ambulance service took off. We started to transfer specialist teams to treat seriously ill children around the UK. In May 2013, we made our first baby transfer when we took little Theo to hospital for the emergency surgery that would save his life. Today, we are the first and only dedicated helicopter transfer service for critically ill children. Our mission is to put the lives and well-being of the children in our care above everything and anything we do.

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For every child we fly to get life-saving treatment, there are some that we can’t. We desperately need your help to reach them all. But we only have two helicopters, we don’t receive any government funding and our services are all free of charge. Will you help us carry on our life-saving work?

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Your donation can literally lift our helicopters up and away to help save a child's life

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£36 buys enough fuel to keep one of our helicopters flying for ten minutes

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