Jump On Board and Join #TheCrew

#TheCrew is an exciting new children’s club linked to the Children’s Air Ambulance where children can learn about saving lives, helicopters, medicine, fundraising and how a charity works.  The club offers advice and teaching on community work, volunteering, working as part of a team and supporting good causes which form part of many school curriculums.

Our members get to go to special events where they can see our helicopters, meet our pilots, doctors and paramedics. They might also be lucky enough to go play football with one of the England Lionesses, take an acting class with one of our famous ambassadors, visit a TV or film set or see a show or concert. They might visit stables where top racing horses are looked after, a fire station or get to see spectacular fireworks*. There are lots of exciting things available to members of #TheCrew.

If your child is already a member, check out the Parents Portal where you’ll find lots of really useful things to help your child with their membership.

How does membership work?

#TheCrew is completely free to join and it’s really easy to sign up. All we ask is that each member tries to raise £25 for each year they are with us. If they do a great job by either raising funds or spreading awareness, they could achieve silver, gold, platinum or High Flyer membership levels, which each come with additional rewards.  And there is a great team on hand who can help with tips, materials and organisation.

How was it created?

It was the brainchild of our first ever ambassadors, Anna and Kloe. They heard about our young patients, saw our helicopters and wanted to help raise vital funds, but they didn’t want grown-ups telling them what to do.

So, they created their own fundraising club made for children by children.

Meet Our Mascot – Blade

Meet Blade, the mascot for the Children’s Air Ambulance’s club, #TheCrew. He loves meeting new people, especially our #TheCrew members.

Blade is fast and courageous just like the Children’s Air Ambulance Helicopter and loves meeting new people and posing for bear selfies.

If you spot him at an event, come and say hello and find out what you can achieve together as part of #TheCrew

Our Seasonal Badge Challenge

Join our newest challenge and you could earn our four exclusive #TheCrew badges. Each season, take part in different activities and we will send you an exclusive badge to reward your achievements. Download the pack for all information.

What greater gift can you give a child than learning, experience and an achievement in actually helping to save lives?

Join the crew now and see where it takes you.

*All activities are subject to availability and whilst every effort is made to get our members to the events and experiences they want, they cannot be guaranteed at any particular time or date.


How do children sign up?

Children will need permission from a parent or guardian to join #TheCrew.

Parents or guardians can sign their children up by completing the form below which will be emailed straight to us and starts the application process.


The Welcome Pack

What will the children receive?

Once we have processed the application, the children will receive a welcome pack containing a welcome letter, fundraising toolkit, lanyard and membership card and certificate.


    Complete the form below to sign up to #TheCrew and enjoy all the benefits of membership and supporting our cause.

    Parent/Guardian Details

    Staying in touch

    We would love to send you our Children’s Air Ambulance regular supporter e-newsletter to update you on the difference your support makes and further ways you can get involved.

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    Child Details


    The health and safety of a crew member is paramount, therefore, we have robust fundraising guidelines.

    Before a child undertakes any activity in their capacity as a crew member, please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the guidelines and that all relevant action is undertaken before the event commences. You can contact us on [email protected] or by telephone on 0300 3047 677.