Shoppers raise £1,600 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Photo: Win a BMW – the promotional car

Shoppers in Burgess Hill raised more than £1,600 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a BMW 1 Series worth £23,000.

Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the Win a BMW draw at Market Place Shopping Centre last week (3rd – 5th May).

A grand total of £1,604.11 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the charity, which relies almost entirely on public support to continue its vital service.

A woman whose husband was airlifted after a gliding accident at Storrington was among the supporters who bought a ticket. He has since made a full recovery.

Tickets for the car raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased online at with the draw taking place on November 2nd.

This year, there will also be a second and third prize of £1,000 and a helicopter pleasure flight from Redhill Aerodrome where one of the charity's aircraft is based.

James Cook, Head of Lotteries & Gaming, said: "Our car raffle is a brilliant way to support our vital work, whilst giving people the opportunity to win a brand new BMW this November. We are so grateful to Market Place Shopping Centre, and to the general public, for supporting us so well in the community."

Last year's car raffle raised enough money to fund 100 potentially life-saving missions, and was won by Mrs Cox from Canterbury.



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