We are pleased to announce that UKH Foundation has donated £2,500 to Lucy Air Ambulance for Children. Every transfer provided by Lucy Air Ambulance for Children costs £7,000 overall, so the UKH Foundation donation will go towards their next air transfer.
Established in 2010, Lucy Air Ambulance for Children supplies fixed wing air transfers for seriously ill babies and children in the UK who are in need of a planned transfer service. They do so by working very closely with the NHS and their air charter partner Capital Air Ambulance, and the service is provided to the families of the children involved at no cost.
Providing private and free air transfers to seriously ill babies and children up to the age of 16, Lucy Air Ambulance for Children receives no ongoing government grants or funding, and no National Lottery funding. The charity relies entirely on the generosity and kindness of supporters and fundraisers to provide their life-saving services, with all money received going towards the next air transfer.
For parents and guardians, having a seriously ill baby or child is an extremely overwhelming and stressful experience, which can cause a great deal of uncertainty and make parents feel out of control and unable to help their child. In some cases, children are too ill to be able to handle a long journey by road ambulance; in these situations the quickest and safest way to transport your child is by air ambulance. Lucy Air Ambulance for Children provides air transfer to either a more specialised unit or to a hospital closer to home.
If you would like to find out more about Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, you can visit their website by clicking here.