Thursday, 28 August 2014

Ex-travel workers support air ambulance

A South Coast-based group of retired freight workers has helped raise £800 for life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

Exel Retired Staff Association has more than 60 members from Eastbourne to Rustington and the club meets once a month for coach trips and for an annual dinner at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton.

Last year, the group held a number of raffles and quizzes and raised £400 for the air ambulance which was match funded by parent organisation the DHL UK Foundation.

Chairman Dorothy Allwright, from Worthing, said: “It is an essential service especially on the seaside where access can be a problem and the helicopters need to get there quickly.

“We just cannot do without it which is why our members decided to support the charity which relies almost entirely on public support.”

The DHL UK Foundation is an independent charity, founded in 1988, and encourages all DHL employees to get involved in the communities in which they live and work, through fundraising and volunteering.

If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833 or go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk

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