Photo 1: 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.
Photo 2: Darren Cooper
Shoppers at Sainsbury’s Brookwood will get the last chance next week 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 Redding Way store in Knaphill on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (December 9th,10th and 11th) when visitors can buy a raffle ticket for the December 15th draw, making it an early Christmas present for one lucky winner.
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.
One of these patients was Darren Cooper from Woking who was driving to work when his car veered across the road and hit a tree.
He suffered a fractured skull and was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at King’s College Hospital in London but has since made a full recovery following the accident in March, 2008.
Tickets for the Win a Mini raffle cost £5 each and can also be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk.
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.”
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is one of the official Charity Partners for the 2106 Brighton Marathon and 10k. Anyone interested in running on behalf of the charity is urged to call 01622 833833.