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Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott’s wife Melanie Slade became the face of the Children’s Air Ambulance.<br />
The 24 year-old, then pregnant with the couple’s first child, returned to her home city of Southampton to become patron of the charity.<br />
The Children’s Air Ambulance is the UK’s first dedicated air service for critically-ill babies and children.<br />
She toured the Southampton General Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit with doctors, before having a look at the helicopter pad where the emergency choppers land.<br />
Melanie, who happily showed off her bump to photographers, told reporters she was very keen to support the vital work carried out by the charity.<br />
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Pic: Chris Balcombe<br />
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