Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Halloween treat for three-legged fundraisers

Photo 1: L-R Mollie Whitehead and Ruby Websper

Two primary school girls who raised £350 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance were treated to a tour of the helicopter base on Halloween.

Minterne Community Junior School pupils Ruby Websper and Mollie Whitehead raised the funds from their own version of the Olympic triathlon – running, cycling and a three-legged race.

They held the event at Albany Park in Sittingbourne and Ruby decided to support the charity after seeing the helicopter in action. Mollie’s parents also work in the medical profession – her dad Martin is a nurse clinician and her mother Alison is a midwife.

Ruby and Mollie, both aged nine, visited the air ambulance headquarters at Marden on Friday (October 31st) to present their cheque to Critical Care Paramedic Lewis Allam.

They watched as the helicopter landed following a call-out and were even allowed to sit in the back of the MD902 Explorer which flies at speeds of up to 150mph.

Ruby said: “I thought the helicopter landing in front of us was awesome. I loved sitting in the helicopter and I’m really pleased we raised money for the air ambulance. I want to do something else now to raise more money for them.”

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