Young Heroes Treated To A Special Christmas Party

On average Midlands Air Ambulance airlifts a child every four days, often in life or death situations. To acknowledge the bravery of these young heroes, the charity is hosting a very special Christmas party on Saturday 14th December.

"Having to rely on the air ambulance is a daunting prospect for anyone, but it can be especially traumatic for the dozens of children we airlift each year, that’s why we’re hosting our Young Airlift Heroes’ Christmas Party, to recognise their courage and bravery,” comments Michelle McCracken, events co-ordinator for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

On the day, which will be hosted at one of the service’s operational airbases, the young heroes will have the opportunity to be reunited with members of the aircrew who attended their incidents. In addition, the charity is inviting some very special guests to help make the festive party one to remember.

The Young Airlift Heroes’ Christmas Party is free to attend and open to everyone under the age of 16 who has been rescued by the Midlands Air Ambulance in the past three years. Those interested in attending are invited to get in touch with the charity to book their place, and families of the airlift heroes are welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.

Michelle concludes: “If you have been airlifted by our service, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us sooner rather than later as we only have limited places available at our popular Christmas party.”

If you or a child you know has been airlifted by the Midlands Air Ambulance and would like to attend the Young Airlift Heroes’ Christmas Party, then please get in touch with events co-ordinator Michelle McCracken by calling 0800 8 40 20 40.  

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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.