Every day of the year, The Air Ambulance Service is helping save more lives, in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire. Our critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots attend an average of five rescue missions a day.

Within minutes they can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events, and industrial accidents or for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke or accidents in the home.

The air ambulance gives people the very best chance of survival and recovery. Our helicopter can fly at 185mph and carries the very latest lifesaving equipment.

Our air ambulance team is supported by a Critical Care Car, which provides valuable backup for incidents close to the helicopter base or when the weather makes it too dangerous to fly. It also enables our doctors and critical care paramedics to be run a night car service so that they are available to reach those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The charity receives no government funding and we rely entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 we need for each rescue mission.

Your support will help keep us flying.

To find out how you can get involved, visit theairambulanceservice.org.uk

Established 1984 in Market Harborough, we are one of a network of independent Home‑Start charities within a worldwide Federation led by Home-Start UK.

Our local community network of trained volunteers and expert support is there to help families with young children across Harborough District through their challenging times.

We are there for parents when they need us because childhood can’t wait.

Many local families with young children, especially pre-school ages, struggle to cope with the difficulties they are facing like…

  • Illness or disability
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Loneliness or isolation
  • Financial or housing problems

Sometimes, everyone needs a bit of extra help, and the help we give includes –

  • Help at home or in the community with a matched family support volunteer
  • Support groups for parents and pre-school children
  • Courses for parents with pre-school children
  • Coordinator support to access other help

We have to fundraise all year round, every year to meet all our costs.

  • It costs us around £15 per week to support a child.
  • Our charity has a small paid staff team, and a much larger volunteer team.
  • It costs around £200,000 a year to run all our services.

Every year we fundraise for all our costs through applications for grants, donations from individuals, organisations and companies, and fundraising events and activities.

Any help we get to meet these costs means we can spend more time helping families.