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The Children’s Air Ambulance is the first and only dedicated national paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service, moving critically ill children across the whole of the country.
When a child is seriously ill, the speed they receive treatment is vital. Our helicopter flies children to lifesaving paediatric intensive care. If the child is too sick to fly, we can bring specialist teams to the patient. With flight times around four times faster than a road transfer, time saved often equals a life saved.
But we couldn’t do this without people like you. We rely entirely on donations to raise the £2,800 we need for each transfer.
This summer we’re kicking off our Wellies for Helis campaign by asking you to join in and help keep hope alive for critically ill children. We want you to pull on your wellies and show them off for the Children’s Air Ambulance.
Do your bit to help keep hope alive for critically ill children and join our gallery of wellie wearing supporters online.
*Texts costs £5 plus standard rate text message charge. The charity will receive 100% of the donation. Please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission.
W hether your wellies are bright and colourful or green and practical, we’re asking you to wear them to work and raise some cash for the Children’s Air Ambulance.
E stablish a date for everyone to wear their wellies for a suggested donation of £2. Remember to check with your boss first.
L et everyone know about your wellies at work day – send an email, use posters and get a couple of champions on board to help you ensure everyone knows what to do in the run-up to the day.
L et people know that their support will help save lives across the country.
I nstruct everyone to wash their wellies – you don’t want to fall out with your cleaners!
E nsure someone collects donations for taking part on the day, then counts up and banks your wellie wonga with us, using the form overleaf.
Put your best wellie forward and hold a sponsored walk.
A wellie makes a great collection tin. Challenge everyone to fill one up with their loose change.
Compete to see who can throw their wellies the furthest.
If wellies aren’t your thing but you’d still like to help keep our helicopter flying, you can simply text HELI1 to 70800 to donate £5.*
Each transfer costs on average £2,800.