Photo: Kye Sharrad pictured with Air Ambulance critical care paramedic Jez Loseby at the helicopter base at Marden
A five-year old boy airlifted by Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is to be the special guest at a raffle and auction night in aid of the life-saving charity next week (December 14th).
Kye Sharrad, from Harrietsham, was feeding a horse at his grandfather’s stables when it suddenly swung round and knocked him to the floor.
He suffered a potentially fatal head injury and had to be flown to a specialist major trauma centre in London where he underwent emergency brain surgery following the accident in July.
Kye has since made a full recovery and will now draw the first ticket at an annual fundraising event in aid of the Air Ambulance at The Walnut Tree in East Farleigh.
Auction prizes include a an hour’s pleasure flight in a light aircraft, a Liverpool Football Club stadium tour, a return Dover crossing for four people and a clay pigeon shoot.
Raffle prizes include a Sunday roast for four at The Walnut Tree, a family ticket to Penshurst Place, a greyhound racing night for six at Sittingbourne and a Chirstmas food hamper.
Last year, The Walnut Tree raised more than £10,000 for the Air Ambulance from a number of events including a weekly quiz night, cricket day and the raffle and auction night.
Organiser Steve Cloude said: “I’d like to thank all the businesses, organisations and individuals who have donated such fantastic prizes and The Walnut Tree for allowing us to use their venue.”
Raffle tickets are available until 7.30pm on the night and for more information call Steve on 07802 150020.