Local MEP Daniel Dalton has described the Coventry-based Children’s Air Ambulance as a ‘fantastic charity doing a fantastic job’.

Mr Dalton was visiting the charity after it was awarded two million pounds by the government to help purchase a new and second helicopter.

Daniel said, “The Children’s Air Ambulance is fantastic charity doing a fantastic job and truly worthy of the recognition given to by the Chancellor in his recent budget.”

The Children’s Air Ambulance is the first and only dedicated national helicopter emergency transfer service, moving critically ill children across the whole of the UK.  Richard Clayton, the director of operations for the charity, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Dalton to our airbase and show him how we keep hope alive for our patients. As we are still a relatively young charity, it is great to see more and more people taking an interest in our work.”

Daniel added, “I look forward to hearing about their progress as they grow, their plans for a second aircraft are very exciting and I am sure it will mean even more people will be grateful they are in the skies.”

Picture : Daniel (left) being briefed by Mr Clayton (centre)