Photo: L-R, Air Ambulance doctor Fiona Reardon, Pilot Alasdair Auchincloss and critical care paramedic Stu Plumbley pictured at the helicopter base with the prize Mini.
Visitors to Biddenden Vineyards this weekend will get the chance to win a brand new car worth £15,000 in a raffle to celebrate Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s Silver Jubilee.
The red 1.2 Mini One three-door hatchback has been kindly donated by Barretts of Canterbury and boasts tyre pressure monitoring, a Thatcham 1 alarm system, ISOFIX child seat system, front fog lights, on-board computer and Bluetooth hands-free function with USB digital radio.
The car will be at the “Taste the Best of Produced in Kent” show on Sunday, June 14th, when visitors can buy a raffle ticket for the draw and there may be a flyover by the air ambulance – subject to callouts.
The charity has helped thousands of people and saved many lives after attending more than 25,000 call-outs over the last quarter of a century.
Air Ambulance Head of Promotions Katie Eeles said: “The service we provide today would simply not be possible without the kind support of the public.
“The need for our lifesaving service will never go away, and your support will help to ensure that we can continue helping patients who need us for many years to come.”
Tickets for the Win a Mini raffle cost £5 each and can also be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk. The draw will take place on December 15th, 2015, making it a perfect Christmas present for one lucky winner.
The charity is very grateful to Barretts of Canterbury, a Kent-based family-run business famous for its motor dealerships based in Canterbury and Ashford. It currently boasts six car franchises including Broad Oak Mini from where the prize car has kindly been donated.
Biddenden Vineyards is holding its 9th annual festival of food and drink in aid of the air ambulance with free admission and tastings between 11am and 4pm.
Visitors will get the chance to meet, taste and buy from producers of cheese, game, chutneys, sauces, pies, herbs, fudge, liqueurs, beers and honey. For more details go to www.biddendenvineyards.com or call 01580 291726.