Festive Party Recognises Young Air Ambulance Heroes

Eleven young airlift patients were recently treated to a Christmas party to remember by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to acknowledge their bravery and courage following their accidents.


The party took place at the service’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire and was a great afternoon, with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity ambassador paralympian Lee Pearson giving a talk, there was also a display of animals from Weird n’ Wonderful, refreshments, and even a visit from Father Christmas himself. The young airlift heroes, who were joined by their families, also got the chance to meet the dedicated aircrew who rescued them in their hour of need.


Julian Spiers, paramedic and air crew supervisor for the Midlands Air Ambulance, comments: “On average we airlift a child every four days, often in a life or death situation, and it’s remarkable to see how brave they are, which is why we wanted to recognise them by giving them a fun-filled party at our airbase.


“It’s very rewarding for us as aircrew to meet former patients again, so the party was also very special for everyone at the service.”

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.