Lancashire business to raise funds to support lifesaving children’s charity
The team at DHL distribution centre in Skelmersdale have chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) as their Charity of the Year to support its lifesaving missions as the charity celebrates 10 years of vital service.
Every year, Skelmersdale’s DHL pick two charities to support and this year have chosen to support the Children’s Air Ambulance and its lifesaving missions transferring critically ill babies and children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres across the UK.
The team have taken part in a twelve mile sponsored walk from their hub to the Southport promenade, and have even amazingly completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge – a 24-mile route which includes a 5000ft ascent to reach the peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
“Every year we pick two charities to support, and this year Evie Jesinska put forward the Children’s Air Ambulance as she had supported the children’s charity before we could offer them our vital support. We are proud to have chosen to support them this year,” said Billy Clarke, Warehouse Operative at DHL Skelmersdale.
“We are pleased to support the Children’s Air Ambulance and their vital missions – helping them to save the lives of countless children across the UK,” he added.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters, which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.
The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including the North West & North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS), an NHS children’s intensive care transport team covering the north of Wales, the north-west of England and the Isle of Man.
Kim Wright, Community Fundraising Executive for the charity said:
“We would like to thank Billy and DHL Skelmersdale for choosing us as their charity of the year and for completing some amazing walking challenges so far.”
“Without support just like this from the local community and businesses, our high-speed transfers wouldn’t be able to continue. Every penny they raise will be vital in helping us to keep saving the lives of critically ill babies and children,” she expressed.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023 and is encouraging people to visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.