Birthday Giving for Charity

Give the gift of helping others with our range of birthday gift ideas

Give something back on your big day

For big events, you can help give back to causes that are close to your heart. We have a number of ways to raise vital funds by giving people the chance to purchase video cards in aid of our Local Air Ambulance and Children’s Air Ambulance.

There are also some guidelines on how to ask for donations from loved ones instead of cards and presents. This offers a huge opportunity for charities to gain extra income that can be so vital for keeping their services going.


We have partnered with Your Big Day for supporters to send a video card to loved ones. Choose to support either your Local Air Ambulance or the Children’s Air Ambulance using the codes at the checkout

‘AirAmb’ for your local service or ‘Childrens’ for our Children’s Air Ambulance service

 £6+vat  comes to our charity with every sale.

What’s included within the video card?

Whatever date and year (covering most of the last century) you want to celebrate, choose a 6-minute video to match, created from the archives of ITN and Reuters going back as far as 1917 and up to 2002.  Celebrities who share your chosen day, royalty, news, fashions, cars – even house prices – what life was like in your chosen year, with a personal message to the recipient from you embedded in the opening titles. Each video is narrated by former BBC & ITN news anchor Martyn Lewis.


If you realise at the last minute that you have forgotten a birthday or anniversary, these videos can be ordered and delivered within minutes. Ideal for that last-minute present!

Your Big Birthday Give


Whether you celebrate your birthday in style or prefer to let it pass by without any fuss, have you ever considered the difference you could make?

Save your friends and family the hassle of buying presents and instead, ask for a donation towards Your Big Birthday Give, where the money you raise could help towards;

  • Keeping our helicopters flying and Critical Care Cars on the road
  • Stocking medical supplies and specialist equipment carried on-board
  • Advanced training for our specialist teams to conduct critical treatment

Set Up Your Big Birthday Gift


Step 1: Let us know when your birthday is, even if it’s months away so we can offer support for your fundraising.

Step 2:  Set up Your Big Birthday Give JustGiving page and share it with everyone you know for the donations to roll in.

Step 3: Pay in the donations you’ve received and we’ll send you a birthday card from the crew to say thank for helping keep your services flying.

Upcoming Events

Thank you

Errwood Fly Fishing & Errwood Sailing Club

Huge thank you to Errwood Fly Fishing Club and Errwood Sailing Club in Derbyshire for raising £450 at their fundraiser in September for Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Thank you

Rugby Self Store

Community Fundraiser, Lee Bunting, surprised the team at Rugby Self Store today for everything they do for your local air ambulance. By providing us with free storage, taking part in #TeamMission challenges and allowing their customers to donate clothing.

Thank you

Jethro’s Ramblers

Jethro’s Ramblers have been supporting Children’s Air Ambulance for three years and they are always looking for new ways to fundraise. To date, they have raised just under £13,000 and we want to send them a Big Thank You!