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Networking community proudly raises £27,000 to support lifesaving children’s charity

Networking community proudly raises £27,000 to support lifesaving children’s charity

The Growth Community has been a partner of The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) since 2020 and to-date have raised an incredible £27,000 to support the lifesaving children’s charity.

The Growth Community is a networking community across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the East Riding that runs friendly and productive meetings which help small businesses gain support, knowledge and new opportunities – as well as supporting each other’s success.

The Children’s Air Ambulance and The Growth Community partnered in the early part of the pandemic to support each other during difficult times. The Growth Community were able to offer much needed ways for the TCAA to keep the conversations going with potential supporters as well as training and support for the fundraising team.

Over the past three years, the networking members have taken part in sponsored challenges and events, volunteered and raised the profile of the lifesaving charity within the local community, helping to raise £27,000.

“The Growth Community is a small business, but we are mighty! I’m so proud of my members who have helped to raise £27,000 for this lifesaving charity over the past three years – especially as most of that time we were in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Nicky Thomas, the Founder and Owner of The Growth Community.

“We are proud to have chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance as our Charity of the Year for 2023 and the relationships that have been built over the years between The Growth Community and The Children’s Air Ambulance are such a success story. We’ve got plenty of plans in the pipeline for how we can continue to work together and save more little lives in the future,” 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 – flying them from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The national charity receives no government or NHS funding so partnerships with local community teams such as this provide vital support to ensure the lifesaving service can remain operational.

Community Fundraising Executive for the charity, Sharon Evans, said:

“We are delighted to be the chosen charity of the year for 2023 by The Growth Community. It is incredible that they have managed to raise £27,000 to support our lifesaving charity over the past three years and we would like to thank each, and every person involved for this.

“Without support like theirs we wouldn’t be able to continue our vital high-speed missions – saving the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK.”

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 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 learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: or call 0300 3045 999.