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 this weekend’s Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 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 go on show at the Biggin Hill air show on Saturday, June 13th, when visitors can buy a raffle ticket for the draw.
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.
RAF Biggin Hill was at the forefront of Britain’s defences during the summer of 1940 so this year’s festival, sponsored by Howard Cundey Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors, will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with displays including the Red Arrows, Spitfire and high-G Aerobatics.