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01st Mar 2022
I’d been taking part in a society golf day at Upchurch River Valley when I started to experience strange involuntary muscle spasms in my chest and arms. I remember going out to the patio and it was there that I collapsed. I didn’t realise at the time but I was suffering a sudden cardiac arrest.
04th Feb 2022
My name is Warren and in April 2019, my parents, my partner Richard and I were all in a car that had a head-on collision with a double-decker bus on the Isle of Wight. Tragically, we lost my much-loved mum, Yvonne, but without the life-saving skills of Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) and other Air Ambulances, my dad, Richard and I wouldn’t be here today.
16th Dec 2021
Every Christmas is an even more special time than usual for me, my partner Mark and our son Jack as we know just how lucky we are to share them thanks to people just like you who go out of your way to support Air Ambulance Charity Kent Sussex Surrey (KSS). Each year as we celebrate, we raise a glass and say thank you to the medics and crew from the air ambulance and the incredible doctors at King’s College Hospital who saved my life after I suffered a cardiac arrest.
10th Dec 2021
I was on my motorbike near Tonbridge passing a junction, with right of way to go straight ahead, when a car drove across the flow of traffic straight into me, with the biggest shunt you could ever imagine.
12th Nov 2021
On Mother’s Day, in March 2013, I was critically injured in a cycling accident in Westerham near Sevenoaks in Kent. I was 48-years-old at the time and was out for a 30-mile Sunday ride which I did fairly regularly to keep fit. I was heading down Westerham Hill, which is the fastest part of the route and came off my bike. It was a hill I must have previously cycled down safely 200 times, at least.
13th Oct 2021
During one of my regular trips to the gym, in the middle of a workout I’d done many times, I suffered a cardiac arrest in Sittingbourne. Staff noticed on CCTV that I had collapsed. They called 999, commenced CPR and used a defibrillator to shock my heart back into a normal rhythm.
14th Sep 2021
Although Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has always been close to mine and my family’s hearts, I never dreamed that one day they would save my life. That day came towards the end of 2020, and now, I’m asking for your support to ensure they can be there for someone like me in the future.
18th Aug 2021
I took up racing in 2017 but had decided I was going to retire from the sport at the end of the season, which usually runs from March - October. My bike stalled as the race started and I was rolling at less than 5mph. One of the riders at the back of the group was travelling at around 50-70mph and hit the back of my bike which sent us both flying through the air.
12th Jul 2021
I’m a Paramedic with KSS, as well as being a former patient. I was thrown from my horse in 2010 whilst riding in Camber near Rye. It was the early afternoon and I was cantering on my then five-year-old gelding Bonnet, when he caught his front leg in a rabbit hole in a field near home. I was thrown over his head and onto the ground.