Lucy Air Ambulance for Children – flying children to hospitals across the UK
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is a national charity that flies children up to the age of 16 years between hospitals.
We transfer children for a variety of reasons including:
– to receive specialist care
– to be taken closer to home, including for end of life care
– for diagnostic tests
– for specialist surgery, including organ transplants
We are the only charity in the UK that can transfer children long distances because we use fixed-wing aircraft (aeroplanes). The transfers we provide are planned (non-emergency) which means from point of referral a child can be moved within 24 hours, depending on need.
The NHS are unable to fund planned air transfers. If we do not move these children no one else will.
“Thank you Lucy AAC for letting me be a mum again to all my children and bringing my family back together again. Air ambulances are something that we tend to not think about until we need one ourselves. It has definitely highlighted to me the great work this charity does in helping families in a time of need.”
– Amy, Mother of Aoife & Eli
Our transfers are funded by your kind donations. We receive no government funding and our service is provided at no cost to families. We rely on the generosity of our incredible supporters that helps us support more families year on year. Find out how you can help keep our transfers in the air.