Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Danes Hill School helps save two lives

Surrey Air Ambulance’s heartfelt thanks go to the children, parents and staff of Danes Hill School for their fantastic donation of more than £5,000 in aid of the life-saving charity.

Chief Pilot Captain Steve Wood, critical care paramedic Stu Plumbley and Head of Fundraising Julie Jenkinson attended morning assembly last Wednesday (March 21st) to collect the cheque which was presented to Stu on behalf of the school by Charlie Winefield (pictured).

They also gave a presentation highlighting the importance of the charity, how they operate and how they are funded.

Stu said: “I really enjoy having the opportunity to come out and thank our supporters without whom we would not be able to keep flying and saving lives. 

“Each call-out by the helicopter costs approximately £2,500 so to have raised £5,900 means that we can potentially save two lives which is fantastic, so thank you.”

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust needs to raise £5million a year to operate both helicopters from their bases in Marden, Kent, and Dunsfold in Surrey.  

If you would like to join some of the parents and staff who are taking part in a Sponsored Stroll around the lake at Virginia Water on Saturday 19th May or the Double 100 bike ride on Sunday 10th June please register online at www.kssairambulance.org.uk

If you would like to show your support to staff member Val Larkin who is taking part in this year’s London Marathon on behalf of the charity visit www.justgiving.com/Val-Larkin

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