Young Lives Appeal

Your support helps us to save young lives across the country.

Over the last year our helicopter has flown the length and breadth of the country, as far north as Scotland right down to Cornwall. We need your support to get 2016 off to a flying start. Please give what you can today and help us save more little lives.

In the year ahead more children will become critically ill, often with life-threatening conditions, but the specialist care they desperately need is far away. We want to fly as many of these children as possible, but we urgently need your support so we can fly these lifesaving transfers.

With your special gift we can ensure that our helicopter is ever-ready to fly children like Dominic, Bella and Declan to the care they need. Together we can help more children like these grow up. Please donate whatever you can today, so we can reach out to more children who urgently need us.

Dominic was born premature and needed intensive care
Transfer: Grimsby to Portsmouth in 1 hour 20 minutes
Age at transfer: 3 days
“Dominic was just a new- born when he was flown in the helicopter. Now he’s a lively and inquisitive two year old who’s into everything. Recently our family were lucky enough to visit the airbase. Dominic was a little shy when he first met the pilots but was soon sitting in the helicopter pretending to fly. I’m so glad that this time it was in much happier circumstances.”
Andy, Dominic’s dad
Read more about Dominic’s story.
Bella was born with a congenital heart issue
Transfer: Cambridge to Leeds in 57 minutes
Age at transfer: 6 months
“My daughter Bella is growing into the most amazing little person. When she needed major heart surgery the helicopter flew her to the care she desperately needed. Now she is happy and healthy. She loves family walks in the park, especially playing in the leaves. Wherever she goes her bear
is close at hand. She enjoys reading and every night we read together, her favourite book is Goldilocks And The Three Bears.”
Lucy, Bella’s mum
Read more about Bella’s story
Declan had a life threatening reaction to medication
Transfer: Sutton to Bristol in 43 minutes
Age at transfer: 7 years
“I don’t know if my son Declan would still be here, if it wasn’t for the helicopter. His treatment is ongoing but thankfully he is on the road to recovery. He’s an avid football player and is always practicing his skills in the garden with his younger brother. He plays with a local team and I was thrilled when he scored a goal for them recently. His favourite team is Manchester United and he would love to play for them one day.”
Ashleigh, Declan’s mum
Read more about Declan’s story

Without generous people like you we simply wouldn’t be able to continue our lifesaving work so from the crew and everyone here a big thank you!

With your support, we’ll be proud to see more little patients like these grow up.

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