Kent Air Ambulance say they’re thrilled that one of the county’s most prestigious football competitions will be named after their organisation this coming season.
The Kent Air Ambulance Intermediate Challenge Shield will see 38 teams from the heart of Kent County Football League and the newly formed Kent Invicta Football League competing for the historic Shield.
Kent FA Chief Executive Paul Dolan said “The Kent Air Ambulance is a fantastic organisation that helps save so many lives and we are delighted to support it through the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield this season.”
“We will be clearly demonstrating our corporate social responsibility as the custodians of football in
The Kent Air Ambulance is a registered charity that can deliver a highly skilled team of doctors and critical care paramedics to the scene of an emergency anywhere in the county within minutes.
Every penny of the £1.7 million it costs each year to keep the life-saving helicopter in our skies comes from individuals, groups, businesses and companies from all over Kent.
Jill Playle, Air Ambulance Director of Communications, said “We are thrilled that Kent FA has chosen our charity as a cause for this countywide football competition. The service has been scrambled on more than one occasion to help with emergencies at football matches, so it seems fitting that players and fans and the Kent FA will be supporting us this coming season.”
Kent FA hopes funds for the charity will be raised through collections at this season’s Kent Air Ambulance Intermediate Challenge Shield games.