Appeal for volunteers to help air ambulance

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Volunteers from South Yorkshire are being sought to help the Children’s Air Ambulance.

The organisation started in May 2013 and has transported more than 100 seriously-ill babies and children to hospital since then.

When children are too sick to travel, the service flies expert medical teams to them.

Embrace Infant & Children Yorkshire & Humber Transport Service is one of seven clinical teams the Children’s Air Ambulance has built partnerships with, to help aid seriously ill children.

Steve Hancock, lead consultant from Embrace, said: “The work we do with the children’s air ambulance is vital.

“We often have to transfer our patients long distances and the air ambulance allows us to give the best care possible when time is critical.”

The air ambulance is appealing for volunteers to help raise awareness of the work it does.

The charity receives no Government funding and relies on the support of the public to help fund each of its transfers, which cost an average of £2,800 .

n For more information about the service, or to register an interest in becoming a volunteer, call 08454 130999 or visit www.thechildrensairambulance.org.uk