Monday, 24 November 2014

Tree of life for air ambulance

A three-day Christmas Tree Festival is to be held in Cuckfield next month in aid of life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

The event is to be held at Holy Trinity Church on December 12th from 11.30am to 7.30pm, December 13th from 11.30am to 6.30pm and on December 14th from 11.30am to 5pm.

A Christmas tree with baubles featuring the faces of some of the patients who have been saved and helped by the air ambulance, will be among 80 on display.

On the final day of the festival, at the 9.45am church service, Air Ambulance Deputy Director of Income Generation Bridget Pepper will give a presentation about the life-saving work of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

There will be a carol service at 6pm that day with live music and refreshments throughout the three days. Admission is £4 but free for children.

Supporters will also be able to buy tickets this year’s Air Ambulance Christmas Draw. The draw will take place at the helicopter base on December 19th with a first prize of £5,000, £1,000 for 2nd, £250 for 3rd, and five further prizes of £50.

Funds raised will go to the air ambulance which receives no statutory Government funding and relies almost entirely on public donations.

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