The Children’s Air Ambulance began in 2012. After a lot of hard work, dedication and passion we began to transfer specialist paediatric teams to treat seriously ill children. This national service is the first and only dedicated helicopter transfer service for critically ill children – a flying intensive care unit.

In May 2013 we transferred our very first baby to the emergency surgery he needed. We transported Theo to the care he so very badly needed in only 15 minutes. A journey that could have taken up to an hour by road.

Since then we have gone on to achieve over 300 missions!

The Children’s Air Ambulance is dedicated to helping children all across the UK get to the care and support they need. Fast. In fact, we can get children to the care they need 4 times faster than if they were to go by road.

Our charity does not receive any government funding and provides all our services free of charge. We are driven by first class professionals, supported by a small army of volunteers and rely entirely on the generous donations of the public to fund our work.

As we are not supported by government funds we rely on the kindness of people like you to donate to help keep us flying.

Charity information

Children’s Air Ambulance is a registered charity – no. 1098874 (England and Wales) and a registered company – 4845907. Part of The Air Ambulance Service.

Children’s Air Ambulance can be found on the Charity Commission website, as part of The Air Ambulance Service.


General Enquiries: 0300 3045 999
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Useful Links

Facebook: /TheChildrensAirAmbulance
Instagram: @childrensairamb
Twitter: @childrensairamb

Notifiable Solicitation Statement

The Notifiable Solicitation Statement is a clear statement of how much we give to Children’s Air Ambulance and must appear on our collection bags and stickers. See our FAQs for further information.

Notifiable Solicitation Statement

This collection is operated by Clothes Aid Enterprises in partnership with Children’s Air Ambulance.
Part of The Air Ambulance Service. Registered in England and Wales as a limited company by guarantee. Registered Company No. 4845905. Registered Charity No. 1098874. For every tonne of clothes, shoes and accessories collected, Clothes Aid will donate between £75 and £125 plus VAT, and for every tonne of books, household linen and other miscellaneous household items collected, Clothes Aid will give at least £10 plus VAT to Children’s Air Ambulance which is part of The Air Ambulance Service charity. Clothes Aid aims to give at least £50,000 plus VAT each year. Clothes Aid makes payment to the charity via The Air Ambulance Service Trading Ltd.