Monday, 23 June 2014

Charity drive for Air Ambulance

Photo: Samantha Hill pictured at the Air Ambulance base at Marden

A motoring enthusiast is spearheading a fourth charity car drive and fun day in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

Samantha Hill has taken over from friends Richard Grant and James Firth in organising the annual road trip to raise funds for the charity helicopter.

This year’s drive is to be held on Sunday, August 24th, from Shoreham Airport to Tulley’s Farm in Crawley with a registration fee of £5 for cars and £2.50 for motorbikes.

Sky TV motorsport presenter Gemma Scott will be joining the drive to Tulley’s where there will be a fun day including emergency service displays, craft stalls and a hog roast.

There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting and a special visit from the Star Wars Stormtroopers and Air Ambulance mascot Dr Dudley.

Samantha said: “This year, we want to make the event bigger than before. The day isn’t just for the car lover and will be a fun day out for a great life-saving cause.”

In 2010, Richard and James launched their fundraising drive for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance with a whistlestop tour of other Air Ambulance bases around the UK.

Since then, the drive has been held from Shoreham Airport to the Lavender Line and from The Cock Inn at Isfield to the Spa Valley in Eridge, Kent.

To sponsor this year’s drive go to or text KSSA70. For more information search for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Charity Drive on Facebook.

To book a craft stall at Tulley’s, text Samantha on 07402 391991 or email

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