EF supports sick kids this Christmas

Sick children in palliative care will continue to share special moments in the TLC Ambulance in 2022, thanks to the support of Ambulance Victoria and Essendon Fields.

Essendon Airport, and now Essendon Fields, has been a critical partner in Ambulance Victoria’s response to the Victorian community for more than 50 years. As a critical base for Air Ambulance, Essendon Fields Airport enables this life-saving service to extend over 700,000 square kms, and nationally the airport provides a central point for patient transfer and refuelling services.

In the spirit of giving after a difficult year for so many, and through their relationship with Ambulance Victoria, Essendon Fields has made a $10,000 donation to TLC for Kids, one of the leading Australian children’s charities helping sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness.

In 2019, TLC for Kids began partnering with Ambulance Victoria to provide the TLC Ambulance, a service delivering special moments to sick children in palliative care, transporting them to their most treasured places to experience that joy one last time.

Through Essendon Fields’ donation, the TLC Ambulance, which is serviced by volunteer Ambulance Victoria Paramedics, will be able to continue offering an immersive and engaging experience for families of sick children.

The airport and business park operator has made the donation on behalf of the 200 businesses and 6000 daily workers that form its onsite community. “Christmas should be a time of joy and hope, particularly after the year we’ve all been through,” said Essendon Fields CEO, Brendan Pihan.

“We hope through this donation that kids and families going through an unimaginably difficult time will be able to share some final special moments through the wonderful service the TLC Ambulance and its dedicated Ambulance Victoria volunteer Paramedics provide,” Mr Pihan concluded.

The CEO of TLC for Kids, Tim Conolan, AM, was thrilled to receive news of the donation. “This incredible contribution means so much to us, not only will it help fund 10 very special trips for some very special families, it truly will create some beautiful memories. And for that, we are extremely grateful,” he said.

For more information on the TLC Ambulance Program please click here.