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Win a car and help air ambulance save lives





9 October 2019

Win a car and help air ambulance save lives

East Kent residents and visitors will have a final chance to win a brand new Mini when the charity brings its annual car raffle roadshow to the area for the last time this year.

Members of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex fundraising team will be at Waitrose, Hythe, on 18  October and John Lewis, Ashford on 19 and 20 October, to meet the public and explain how the raffle is helping support vital life-saving time critical emergency care for people who live, work, or travel through the area.

 The winner will be able to choose from one of five Mini models, supplied by Barretts Mini, based in Canterbury, with the runner-up winning £1,000, and £250 for the third prize.

 The air ambulance is almost entirely reliant on support from the public to fund its round-the-clock operations. Last year its crews of pilots, doctors and paramedics flew nearly 2,500 missions with more than 90 per cent of its £11million a year operating costs raised from donations, legacies, and fundraisers such as this car raffle.

Tickets will be priced at £5 each. Last year, the car raffle raised more than £220,000.

If residents are not able to get there on the day, they can still support the air ambulance's work by entering online at The draw will take place on 20th November 2019. 


For further information please contact:

Alice Burgess at Maxim PR

Tel: 01892 513033



Notes to Editors


          Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) that operates out of Redhill and Rochester


          AAKSS serves a population of 4.7m people plus those that travel through the area


          Its crews of pilots/co-pilots operate three helicopters and fly 2,500 missions a year with onboard medical assistance provided by doctors and paramedics


          It was the first UK air ambulance to operate 24/7


          The service relies almost entirely on donations from the public


          Of the more than £11m needed to sustain the service, 92% is raised by public donation and fundraising with the remaining 8% provided by the NHS


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