Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Win a Mini at Kent County Show

Photo: L-R, Air Ambulance paramedics Sloane Philips and Lewis Price, Dr Leonieke Vlaanderen and Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard, pictured today (Tuesday) at the helicopter base with the prize Mini.

Visitors to this weekend’s Kent County Show 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 foglights, on-board computer, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth hands-free function with USB radio.

The car will go on display at the Kent Showground at Detling on Saturday, (July 11th), and Sunday, (July 12th), when visitors can buy a raffle ticket for the draw.

The Marden-based 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.

One of them was five-year-old Kye Sharrad from Harrietsham who suffered a potentially-fatal head injury after being knocked over by a horse.

He had to be given emergency treatment at the scene by the helicopter’s doctor and paramedic before being flown to hospital but has now made a full recovery following the accident two years ago.

His mother Kerry said: “Our family had already been through a trauma and to have lost Kye that day would have been the end for us as a family.

“Without a doubt, the air ambulance and their amazing team saved Kye’s life that day but not only that all of ours as well and brought us back as a family.”

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.

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 life-saving 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.”

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