Heidi (12) and Matthew Evans (11) have dedicated their time doing a variety of activities and fundraisers - including creative lockdown initiatives - to raise as much money as possible to keep TCAA’s AgustaWestland 169 aircraft flying lifesaving missions.
Operated by The Air Ambulance Service, The Children’s Air Ambulance is an inter-hospital transfer service flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.
With their ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, they can minimise travel times and the risk for little patients.
The brother and sister from Wittering are members of #TheCrew, an exciting club for children linked to the lifesaving charity, and because of their dedication, they have now achieved their Silver Awards for raising a collective £202.
Both youngsters will be receiving a new certificate and club ID badge in silver colours, as well as 10% off donated items in the charity’s retail stores – in recognition of their fantastic fundraising efforts.
Youth Development Manager for TCAA, Anoushka Brown said: “We are so happy that they enjoy being members of #TheCrew and we are so grateful for their brilliant fundraising – it really is such an honour to present them both with their well-deserved silver awards!
As part of #TheCrew, children can learn about saving lives, helicopters, medicine, fundraising and how a charity works. The club offers advice and teaching on community work, volunteering, working as part of a team and supporting good causes - which form part of many school curricula.
“It is completely free to join and, once signed up, members will receive an awesome welcome pack,” added Anoushka.
The club has also launched a month-long Mascot Competition until November 18 and encourages children to sign-up and get involved for a chance to win a family pass to a theme park of choice, as well as a visit to TCAA helicopter base.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the charity, #TheCrew or competition, can call 0300 3045 999 or visit www.childrensairambulance.org.uk