We are incredibly thankful to have support from celebrities, to help raise awareness of our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. Their support can help us reach out to even more people.
Len Goodman starred as a Head Judge on the television dance show Strictly Come Dancing, between 2004 and 2016, and now runs a ballroom dance school in Dartford. He was born in Bromley and now lives in Kent.
Len is a keen charity supporter and champion of his local community. He supported Kent Fire and Rescue Service recently, encouraging people to keep safe in their homes by signing up to a Safe and Well home visit.
We’re delighted that Len is able to offer his support, to help spread awareness of our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. His video is being shared on our social media channels and with our supporters, to thank everyone for the generous and kind donations that they’re making.
Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL
One of Britain's best-loved actresses, Dame Penelope Keith DBE, DL, has been a loyal supporter of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) for more than 15 years and is a proud endorser of our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal.
She spearheaded a two-year fundraising campaign which ended in 2007, after which we began operating a second helicopter from a new base at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, before our relocation to Redhill Aerodrome.
The former High Sheriff of Surrey agreed to launch the appeal, having discovered Surrey was one of only five counties in the country without such a service.
Well-known for playing Margot in the popular 1970s sitcom The Good Life, and Audrey Forbes-Hamilton in To the Manor Born, Penelope is now offering her support once again, to support our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal.
“I am pleased to be supporting the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. They are calling for the public’s support now, more than ever. They, like many other charities, are facing extreme fundraising challenges and need our urgent help.
I have seen the incredible work they do every day of the year and now in addition to their core service, they are working alongside the NHS to help save even more lives.
I want to say an enormous thank you to all of the marvellous people who have already made a donation to KSS. You are helping them to continue responding to those most in need of specialist care, as well as supporting the NHS to safely transfer Coronavirus patients. From myself and everyone at Team KSS, thank you.”