Youngsters Meet Their Helicopter Heroes At Charity Party

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity welcomed children from across the region who have been airlifted by the charity to its Young Heroes Christmas Party on Sunday 13th December, at the Strensham Airbase in Worcestershire.

The annual event recognises the remarkable bravery shown by children who have previously been airlifted by the charity’s life saving service, by reuniting them with the aircrew - this time in far happier circumstances

The children enjoyed an afternoon of activities including meeting Santa who arrived in an Emergency Response Vehicle, gingerbread biscuit decorating and meeting exotic animals including a snake, millipede and an owl. 

The charity’s annual event also gave the families the opportunity to have a tour of one of the charity’s three aircraft, and for many of them this was the first time they would have seen the air ambulance since being airlifted. 

Dr Jon Bingham, flight doctor for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, says: “It was a joy to meet the children and see first hand how well they are recovering. In some cases, the children would have been involved in extremely serious or life threatening incidents, so to see them running around with smiles on their faces is very special.” 

As well as thanking the young airlift heroes and their families for attending, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity would like to thank the businesses who contributed to making the event a success, including: Angie’s Animal Antics, BHS Merry Hill, Cocomo, Dawn Foods, Just Made Catering, McDonalds Strensham, Morrison’s, Rush Farm and Wilko. 

For more information on how you can help to fund an air ambulance mission please call the team on 0800 8 40 20 40. 

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.