A Christmas Treat For Young Airlift Heroes

Youngsters airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in the last three years are being invited to the charity’s annual Young Airlift Heroes Christmas Party this December, and there is plenty of festive fun in store!

The event will take place at the Strensham airbase, Worcestershire on Sunday 14th December 2014 to recognise the bravery of the children who have needed to rely on the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Anyone under the age of 16 who has benefited from the charity’s life saving service will be able to attend, and Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity noted that they need only contact the charity's Stourbridge headquarters to register an interest in taking part.

“This is an annual event we really look forward to and one that is always very popular,” Jason said. “We're all looking forward to hearing from our all of our invited guests soon as to whether they can attend, and to welcoming them on 14th December.

"Thanks to the fantastic work they do each year, the aircrews for Midlands Air Ambulance are often hailed as heroes but even they themselves admit that the bigger heroes are the young people they come into contact with on missions.

"Each year around 180 young people under the age of 16 are in need of emergency airlift services from Midlands Air Ambulance and their sheer bravery never ceases to amaze us.”

The special event, which takes place at Strensham airbase at the Junction 8 northbound services of the M5, will feature festive games and a chance to be reunited with the Midlands Air Ambulance aircrew.  Refreshments will also be on offer, while there will also be a visit from Father Christmas.

Jason added: "The Young Airlift Heroes Party is a great way for us to recognise that as a charity but it also gives all of those youngsters a chance to come face to face again with the people who helped rescue them, this time in far happier circumstances and at a special time of year.”

Youngsters interested in attending can get in touch with the charity by emailing info@midlandsairambulance.com or telephoning the office on 0800 8 40 20 40 for more details.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.