26th Apr 2019
Kent, Surrey and Sussex residents and visitors will have the chance to learn more about the life-saving work of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) and win a brand new Mini when the charity brings its annual car raffle roadshow to the region.
Members of the AAKSS fundraising team will be at various locations between now and November. They will be on hand 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 in order 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 the Mini raffle.
Tickets will be priced at £5 each. Last year, the car raffle raised more than £220,000 – enough to pay for more than 60 missions.
If residents are not able to get there on the day, they can still support the air ambulance’s work by entering online at www.raffleentry.org.uk/winacar. The draw will take place on 20th November 2019.