Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Hundreds flocked to the Kent Air Ambulance Open Day on Sunday to meet the life-saving crew of the helicopter which celebrates 20 years of flying this year.
Visitors were given a guided tour of the twin-engine MD902 aircraft by its pilot, doctors and paramedics at their Marden headquarters.
They were shown the equipment and facilities on board which allows medics to treat seriously injured patients at the scene before taking them to the nearest hospital or trauma centre within minutes – saving time, saving life.
Crowds gathered for a special visit from the RAF Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter and tours of the village in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the iconic Model T Ford used in the hit film.
Senior fundraiser Lynn Hyder said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along to have a look at what we’re about, for supporting us on the day.
“It’s a great opportunity for the public to find out more about our work and hopefully they had a lot of fun during the day.”
Newly-elected Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant was among the visitors who went along to see the attractions including Storm Troopers, a Ghostbuster and a Dalek.
Matto the clown wowed the children with his juggling and plate-spinning skills and there was also a funfair, classic car and motorbike displays, and a hog roast.
Cash raised from the third Marden Open Day will go towards the £1.7m-a-year cost of keeping the helicopter flying.
If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833. Alternatively cheques can be made payable to Kent Air Ambulance Trust and posted to Wheelbarrow Park Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9QJ
Friday, 25 June 2010
Join us at our Marden HQ between 11am and 4pm.
The Westland Sea King MK31 will once again be making a special appearance so that visitors can be shown around the awesome aircraft.
Members of the public will also have the opportunity to be given a guided tour of the Air Ambulance and speak to its life-saving crew at their Marden headquarters.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will also be among the attractions and fans can have their picture taken next to the famous car from the hit 1968 film.
Visitors can enter a raffle, with the winners being treated to a tour of the village in the iconic Model T Ford vehicle.
Cash raised from this year’s event will go towards the £1.7m-a-year cost of keeping the helicopter airborne. Each flying mission costs between £1,500 and £2,000.
“It really is a spectacular sight and with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for company it promises to be a fun-packed day.
“The Open Day is the only time the public get to see us up close and personal and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible.”
The Air Ambulance, an MD902 Explorer, will be operational on the day so the public may get the chance to see it take off and land.
Other attractions on the day include emergency services demonstrations, classic car show, live music, children’s entertainer, barbecue, refreshments and licensed bar. The free family day out runs from 11am until 4pm
There will also be a special display of memorabilia, photographs and press cuttings to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kent Air Ambulance.
Kent Air Ambulance is based at Unit 14 on the Wheelbarrow Park Estate off
KENT AIR AMBULANCE OPEN DAY!!
Capel Music Festival
Jempsons Family Fun Day
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day
We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
The draw was held on Monday 21st June 2010, this year's winners are as follows:
1st Prize - £5,000 went to Ticket Number: 664421
Mrs G Roberts of Hoo
2nd Prize - £500 went to Ticket Number: 1174015
Mrs R Ettridge of Cranbrook
Many thanks to everyone who supported the draw and congratulations to the winners.
There are many ways in which you can support us. Whether it's through volunteering, joining our Lottery or purchasing our Christmas cards; all support is extremely valuable. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who bought tickets for the draw.
None of us know when we may be in need of this vital emergency service. Let's work together to achieve our annual fundraising target and keep our life saving helicopter in the air.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Lydd Club Day
Collier Street School Fete/Pet Show
St Andrews Deal Summer Fete
Whitstable Umbrella Fun Day
Rotary Mid Summer 10K Run
East Sussex Decade of Gardening
Rotary Club of Senlac Classic Car Show
Horsham 999 Day
East Preston Festival Dog Show
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, 17 June 2010
We will keep you informed about upcoming events, news, support, our lottery and real life survivor stories.
Please keep in touch and let us know if you are raising vital funds to support our life-saving helicopters or perhaps you have been airlifted by the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, we would love to hear from you.