Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Shoppers raise £3,313 for air ambulance

Photo, L-R: Air ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard, Paramedic Adam Ormrod and Dr Ed Clitheroe

Shoppers at Sainsbury's in Worthing raised more than £3,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a brand new convertible Mini Cooper.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the draw at the Lyons Farm store earlier this month (June 13th – 18th).

A grand total of £3,313.58 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the Win a Mini draw in aid of the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on public support.

The £19,000 three-door Caribbean Aqua 1.5 Mini Cooper, a brand new model, 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 audio, reversing camera and parking distance sensors.

Tickets for the raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at and the draw will take place on March 31st, 2017, making it a perfect present for the summer months.

Last year's raffle was held to celebrate the charity's Silver Jubilee and raised more than £210,000 – enough to fund 84 potentially lifesaving missions.

Air ambulance Lottery Manager James Cook said: "We are really grateful to Sainsbury's Worthing and the public for their support.

"Each helicopter callout costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum raised will effectively fund a potentially life-saving mission."


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