Monday, 23 March 2015

Holly's helping hand for air ambulance

Photo: Air Ambulance Paramedic Lewis Price, Holly Crouch and Dr Ashley Hague

An 11-year-old girl has raised £350 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in memory of her uncle.

Holly Crouch, from Pett Level, ran a stall selling hand-made jewellery and decorations at a craft fair in the village.

The budding entrepreneur raised a total of £200 to add to the £150 she previously raised by running the Brighton Mini Mile with her sister Lucy.

The Guestling Bradshaw School pupil decided to support the air ambulance after it was called to her uncle.

Proud dad Alan said: “Holly made all of the jewellery and decorations herself and all of her takings went to the charity.

“She spends a lot of time watching Helicopter Heroes so she knows far more about the air ambulance than I do.”

Holly met the air ambulance pilot, doctor and paramedic during a visit to the helicopter base to present her donation.

She was even allowed to sit in the back of the MD902 Explorer, which flies at speeds of up to 150mph, and watched as it was twice called into action.

Dr Ashley Hague said: “It was lovely to meet Holly and see such an enthusiastic young person show such initiative. Her uncle would have been extremely proud of her.”

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