Friday, 27 August 2010
Kent Miners Festival
Deal Dowling Club
Herne Bay Fire Emergency Day
Hawkinge Cricket Fete
Pilgrims Way Run, Meopham
Dymchurch Day of Syn
Surrey & Sussex
Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Park
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Photo L-R: Captain Steve Wood - Pilot, Michael Urdang - HEMS Doctor and Natalie Brodrick - HEMS Paramedic
Surrey Air Ambulance is appealing for volunteers to help with store collections taking place throughout the county during September. The collections will help to raise the profile and funds for the charity and will encompass Air Ambulance week which runs from September 20th.
Members of the public are needed to carry out collections outside supermarkets and donate a couple of hours of their time.
Although the life-saving charity has some registered volunteers, temporary helpers are being sought during the awareness week to help raise vital funds to go towards the £1.7m-a-year cost of keeping the helicopter flying.
Volunteers can be individuals, clubs, groups, societies or business organisations and they do not have to sign up or commit to further volunteering opportunities unless they wish to.
As part of the promotion for Air Ambulance week schools, colleges and businesses are also being urged to dig out their most outrageous shoes for Funky Footwear Friday on 24th September.
“It’s a great way for all generations to get involved and have some fun whilst raising vital funds for our charity.”
All organisations that register for Funky Footwear Friday by the August 31 deadline will be entered into a free prize draw to win a visit from the Air Ambulance crew on a date to be confirmed.
Anyone interested in becoming a temporary volunteer or taking part in Funky Footwear Friday on September 24 is urged to call Julie Jenkinson on 07843 336720.
Application forms for Funky Footwear Friday can be filled in online at www.surreyairamblance.co.uk
Friday, 20 August 2010
Signature Care Home, Belting
Capel Music Festival
RAFA Shoreham Airshow
Rolls Royce Pistonheads
We hope to see you there!
GPs Who Need GPS: The Flying Doctor with our very own Dr Malcolm Russell, on Radio 4 iss a fantastic insight into the commitment of our crew members and the work of Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
You can ‘Listen Now’ by clicking this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tfv5h#synopsis – available for the next 6 days!
Friday, 13 August 2010
Sainsbury's Crayford Store Collection
Whitstable Harbour Day
Combined Opps and Headcorn Aerodrome
The Plough, Sittingbourne
Capel Music Festival fundraiser
We hope to see you there!
The specialist medical crews of the Surrey and
Both the Surrey and Essex were called to a serious crash at
One girl, in her teens, was flown to the
No less than four helicopters went to the scene of an accident in Billingshurst,
A car, in which the two women and two men, all in their late teens were travelling, was in collision with a lorry at a junction in the road.
Three of the teenagers were taken to specialist hospitals in
Director of Operations Leigh Curtis said: “This was a particularly busy weekend for our Air Ambulances and we were fortunate to be able to call on our colleagues at the Essex and
The Air Ambulance services involved in the incidents during the weekend all fly with a specialist doctor and paramedic team who respond to serious medical emergencies.
There are eighteen Air Ambulance services in
Air Ambulances work alongside all the emergency services but are funded almost entirely by donations from the public. Visit www.airambulanceassociation.co.uk
Friday, 6 August 2010
Kent & Sussex Air Ambulance was handed the keys to three 2010 Citroen C3s by Wilmoths Citroen Dealership Principal James Wilmoth.
The cars, which cost £13,400 each, will be used by Kent County Fundraiser Lynn Hyder, East Sussex County Fundraiser Bridget Pepper and newly-appointed West Sussex County Fundraiser Cheryl Johnson.
The vehicles have been branded with the eye-catching Air Ambulance logos, helping to boost the profile of the charity which needs £1.7m-a-year to keep the helicopter flying.
Bridget Pepper said: “Driving around on the roads of
“If it makes people stop, look and find out about us it will have achieved its aim and there is obviously the potential to reach out to thousands which is what we want.”
Dealership Prinicipal James Wilmoth said: “We believe that working with the Air Ambulance is not just great business sense but it’s also great spiritual sense too.
“It really is true, you just never know when you might need the medical intervention of the doctors and the paramedics on board that helicopter
“I believe it’s really important as a local business to support those who are working hard to help the community. The Air Ambulance is a great cause and deserves the support of local commerce.
“We’re proud to be associated and if our gesture can help make a difference to the life-saving charity, then we’ve played a small part in helping keep such a vital cause flying.”
Wilmoths Citroen, has also provided sponsored cars to Demelza House Children’s Hospice and Hospice, St Wilfrids Hospice in
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Chief Executive John Tickner said: “This is an exceptional gift to the charity, something that will make a huge difference operationally from a fundraising perspective and through visible awareness of the charity in our community.
“We’re really very grateful to Wilmoths Citroen for making us their beneficiary at a time when we all find ourselves in a challenging climate.”