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Local book launch raises vital funds for lifesaving children’s charity

A resident at the newly opened Brio Home retirement village in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, held a book launch event for her new book ‘Flashpoint,’ inviting along the charity of her choice – the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

During her book launch, Christine Marsh wanted to show her support for the worthy charity by inviting the charity’s local team along to the event so that they could raise vital funds.

After receiving recommendations from members of the local community and after visiting the Stow-on-the-Wold Children’s Air Ambulance store herself, she chose the lifesaving charity as it receives no government or NHS funding, amongst other great reasons.

Christine invited local community groups, businesses, council members, friends and family, encouraging them all to donate in support of the charity’s lifesaving missions. A total of £320.00 was raised during the book launch event, ensuring the charity can continue to fly critically ill babies and children across the UK, from one hospital to another for specialist treatment.

Community Fundraising Executive for the charity, Fiona Franklin said:

“It has been a privilege to meet Christine and the management team of Brio homes. We’re incredibly grateful to have been invited to raise vital funds to support our charity at Christine’s book launch event.”

“We really appreciate them helping to spread awareness of the lifesaving work our charity does for countless babies and children across the UK and without support like this from local communities and generous supporters, our service wouldn’t be able to continue,” she 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- alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams – 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.

Christine Marsh said, “I wanted to support a local charity during my book launch event and while visiting the Children’s Air Ambulance store in Stow-on-the-Wold I realised the charity receives no support from the government and relies solely on donations and local communities fundraising for them. They are a worthy charity and I wanted to help them to gain more exposure for the lifesaving work they do in their clinically designed helicopters.”

“Everyone who either has a child, grandchild or relative may rest assured that this service exists. We all need to offer this amazing charity our support in any way we can as we never know if we or someone we know may need it. I hope by being involved with my book launch they have raised more vital funds towards their next lifesaving mission,” she said.

The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023. To help the charity mark this momentous milestone and support it so that its lifesaving missions can continue, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate preloved items, host a clothing bank, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, or even sign up to volunteer. Your support will help to keep hope alive for patients and their families.

To get involved please visit or call 0300 3047 999.