Star of hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing Anton Du Beke will help to launch The Children's Air Ambulance's first shop in Nottinghamshire this Friday [23 Mar].

The TV presenter and dancer will cut the ribbon at the new charity's flagship store in West Bridgford at 11am before going on to host an exclusive lunch for 100 Children's Air Ambulance Supporters.

TCAA fundraising manager Daniel Routt said: "We're very fortunate to have Anton Du Beke supporting us to raise awareness for The Children's Air Ambulance.  I know he is looking forward to meeting you all to say thank you for supporting this amazing new charity."

The Children's Air Ambulance was launched at the start of 2012 in partnership with The Air Ambulance Service (covering Warwickshire, Northants, Derbyshire, Leics & Rutland) to provide a national bespoke helicopter transfer service for seriously ill children.

TAAS is one of the busiest services in the country and the Warwickshire branch already helped TCAA perform their first rescue of a one month old baby who suffered breathing difficulties at Stratford-Upon-Avon Hospital.

After helping the infant recover en route to the larger University Hospitals Doctor on board Dr Dhushy Kumar described the rescue as "a great team effort which not only shows the value of our helicopter emergency medical services to the community but also the value of our ability to rapidly transfer sick babies and children to get the expert care they need safely and quickly."

The NSPCC is currently running a support programme on "Children under one" - for more information and advice visit www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/the-work-we-do/priorities-and-programmes/under-ones 

For more Air Ambulance news visit our sister site www.ambulancenews.com and for more information on TCAA go to www.thechildrensairambulance.org.uk 

Posted 21/03/2012 by richard.hook@pavpub.com