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Christmas Appeal 2021
This Christmas, are you able to donate to help keep your local air ambulance flying?
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We are launching our 2021 Christmas Appeal. A gift today could help to keep us flying into the New Year and help treat more people in your local community. People like five-year-old Sebastian who had a life-threatening asthma attack last Christmas.
Sebastian, or Sebby as he’s known to his family, had only recently been diagnosed with asthma when he passed out after prolonged breathing difficulties at home in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. His mum, Claire, was understandably terrified, especially when her husband Sam had to perform CPR on him until clinicians arrived.
The critical care crew from your local air ambulance were deployed to help with the urgent care Sebby needed. Our crew have advanced clinical training, meaning they can provide treatment that is only usually available in hospital.
When our crew arrived, they administered lifesaving drugs and treatment to stabilise Sebby’s condition and promote his long-term recovery. They accompanied Sebby and Claire to Leicester Royal Infirmary.
On arrival, our critical care doctor went into A&E with him. Sadly because of lockdown restrictions Dad Sam, could not join his family, and had a worrying wait at home. Yet amazingly, only two hours after arriving at hospital, he was sat up in bed, hungry and asked his mum for his favourite toys!
Claire, who works for your local air ambulance, said “He is a normal five-year-old boy who loves toys, playing with his friends and is very affectionate. Having been on the receiving end of what your local air ambulance does makes me even more proud to work for such a lifesaving charity.”
We hope you can spread some sparkle this Christmas and donate today. A gift of any amount will help towards keeping our helicopters flying and our Critical Care Cars on the road in 2022.
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.
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.
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!
Spread some sparkle this Christmas and get involved in some of our amazing festivities this December. From Santa Fun Runs to remembering loved ones at this special time of year. We have ways you can spread some Christmas sparkle this year.