23rd Oct 2019
Members of the Air Aid Ball committee had the opportunity to get a closer look at the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) base at Redhill, after raising more than £100,000 for the life-saving charity’s work.
Held in Surrey every two years since 2007 and organised entirely by volunteers, the ball raises vital funds to enable the air ambulance to attend missions and save lives. This summer’s ball welcomed 372 guests and raised £105,135, bringing the total to almost half a million pounds.
David Welch, Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, said: “We were delighted to host the committee at Redhill Aerodrome – the Air Aid Ball exceeds itself each time and we’re very grateful for the funds they generate.
“The committee and volunteers work incredibly hard to make the ball happen and, as a result, make an enormous contribution to keep us delivering a 24-hour service to over 4.5 million people across the area.”
It costs £38,740 per day to keep the air ambulance flying, with 89% of that money generated by public donations and fundraising.