Photo: L-R, Air Ambulance paramedics Sloane Philips and Lewis Price, Dr Leonieke Vlaanderen and Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard, pictured at the helicopter base with the prize Mini
Visitors to this weekend’s Shoreham Air 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 25th anniversary.
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 show on Saturday (August 22nd) and Sunday (August 23rd) when visitors can buy a raffle ticket for the draw.
The air ambulance 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 11-year-old Harry Leake who suffered multiple life-threatening injuries after he was involved in a collision with a motorbike in Worthing.
He was one of the first patients to be given a blood transfusion at the roadside by the charity helicopter’s doctor and paramedic, and has since made a full recovery.
His grandmother Sandra McCann said: “If it wasn’t for the air ambulance, Harry wouldn’t be here today. We owe them everything, they do a wonderful job and we can’t thank them enough.”
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 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.”