Thursday, 27 October 2016

Shoppers raise £1,534 for the air ambulance

Photo, L-R: A shopper at Waitrose Worcester Park with charity volunteer Shaida Dorabjee

Shoppers at Waitrose in Worcester Park helped to raise more than £1,500 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a car, as the charity awaits the arrival of a new helicopter.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the draw at the Stone Place store last week (20th and 21st October).

A motorist who was airlifted after a road traffic collision was among the supporters who helped to raise a grand total of £1,534.46 in ticket sales and donations for the Win a Mini Draw.

Head of Lotteries & Gaming at the charity, James Cook, said: “We are really grateful to Waitrose in Worcester Park for giving us a platform to raise awareness of the charity, and to the public for their fantastic support.”

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has taken delivery of a new aircraft, an AW169, which is expected to be operational soon.

Flying faster, further and for longer, it will enable the pilot, doctor and paramedic crews to reach, treat and deliver patients even faster to hospitals such as St George’s Hospital in London, which is featured on the TV programme 24 Hours in A&E.

The AW169 has a significantly larger cabin, improving in-flight access to patients, which will allow for the delivery of more life-saving interventions.

Tickets for the Win a Mini Draw cost £5 each and can be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk with the draw taking place on 31st March 2017, making it a perfect present for the summer months.

 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Every little helps to raise £1,972

Photo: The convertible Mini Cooper promotional vehicle at Tesco Caterham

Shoppers at Tesco in Caterham contributed almost £2,000 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a car.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the draw at the Guards Avenue store last week (October 5th and 6th).

They then watched as their Redhill-based aircraft landed at a nearby park after being called to a man injured in a fall.

The £19,000 convertible 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 handsfree function with USB audio, reversing camera and parking distance sensors.

James Cook, Head of Lotteries & Gaming at the charity, said: "We are really grateful to Tesco in Caterham for giving us a platform to raise awareness of the charity, and to the public for their huge support."

A dog walker who was airlifted after breaking her back was among the supporters who helped to contribute a grand total of £1,973.59 in ticket sales and donations for the Win a Mini raffle.

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has taken delivery of a new aircraft, an AgustaWestland AW169, which is expected to be operational soon.

Flying faster, further and for longer, it will enable the pilot, doctor and paramedic to reach, treat and deliver patients to hospital even faster.

The AW169 has a significantly larger cabin, improving in-flight access to patients, which will allow for the delivery of more life-saving interventions.

Tickets for the Win a Mini raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at www.raffle.me.uk with the draw taking place on 31st March 2017, making it a perfect present for the summer months.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Every little helps raise £1,712

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

Shoppers at Brooklands Tesco raised more than £1,700 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a car as the charity awaits the arrival of a new helicopter.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the draw at the Barnes Wallis Drive store last month (September 23rd and 24th).

A grand total of £1,712.30 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the Win a Mini draw in aid of the Redhill-based air ambulance which relies almost entirely on public support.

The £19,000 convertible 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.

Air ambulance Head of Lotteries & Gaming James Cook said: "We are really grateful to Tesco Brooklands for giving us a platform to raise awareness of the charity, and to the public for their huge support."

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has taken delivery of a new helicopter, an AgustaWestland, which is expected to be operational later this month.

Flying faster, further and for longer, it will enable the pilot, doctor and paramedic to reach, treat and deliver patients to hospital even faster, and potentially reach more people in time.

The AW169 has a significantly larger cabin, improving in-flight access to patients, which will allow for delivery of more life-saving interventions.

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