Help keep us flying little patients like Alex


Alex and his twin brother Niall have just started school.  It’s a special moment that his parents Helen and Chris thought might never happen when he was gravely ill at four months old.

A gift today can give more children, like Alex, the chance of reaching their first day of school. Please dig deep and donate what you can.

Alex was just 2ibs 2oz when he was born.

Born 11 weeks early, the twins suffered from a condition called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, causing an unequal flow of blood between them. Niall made good progress but Alex’s growth and development was severely affected. He suffered from a series of health issues, spending most of his early life in hospital.

At just four months old Alex’s condition took a drastic turn for the worse, he had bronchiolitis and was really struggling to breathe. He urgently required specialist paediatric care in London – over 70 miles away.

The Children’s Air Ambulance came to Alex’s rescue and flew him there in just 28 minutes.


A picture of Alex and Niall ready to start school.

Alex and his brother looking forward to their first day of school.

“I can’t imagine what might have happened if the helicopter hadn’t been there to fly him. I spoke to the nurses before the flight and I had seen the Children’s Air Ambulance team on a TV programme and their amazing work as a flying intensive care unit. As worried as I was, I knew he was in the safest hands”, says his Mum Helen.

Can you help to keep the Children’s Air Ambulance flying more babies like Alex by donating today?

To read Alex’s Story click here.