Do Something Super this Summer for The Children’s Air Ambulance

Photo by Fas Khan on UnsplashThe Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has launched a national Superhero Challenge and is encouraging people to sign up and support the charity’s lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.

Running until 23 July 2023, the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is asking supporters to be its heroes by taking on the challenge whilst raising money with family, friends, school, workplace, or even individually.

“We’re really excited to launch our Superhero Challenge, not only to raise those vital funds needed to keep us flying but to also get everyone and anyone involved and having some fun,” says TCAA Community Fundraising Manager, Lynn Wood.

The charity operates a dedicated inter-hospital transfer service flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care. The charity works alongside 11 NHS paediatric retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment onboard, or if a child is too sick to fly then the charity can fly a specialist team directly to them.

“The transfers TCAA undertakes are only made possible through generous donations from fundraising initiatives such as this one. There’s plenty of activities to choose from such as a Bake Sale with superhero-themed cakes and treats, a Superheroes Quiz, dressing up as your favourite superhero for the day, taking part in a super sponsored event – bike ride, swim, silence, or even super-size a challenge,” added Lynn.

This year the charity celebrates its 10th anniversary of lifesaving service which without public support, simply wouldn’t be here. Every donation from fundraising challenges like this goes a long way towards the £3,500 needed to keep the green helicopters flying.

Raising just £50 in sponsorship could pay towards straps to safely secure patients before and during their flight, allowing the helicopter crew to focus on treatment, while £100 could pay towards a vacuum splint, used to support and hold fractured limbs during transport to the hospital.

The TCAA encourages everyone to take part in the Superhero Challenge – from solo entries, or with family, friends, schools or the workplace. To get involved, dust off your superhero cape and visit the TCAA website.