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Major Giving

The support and generosity of our philanthropists help save lives across Kent, Surrey and Sussex every year.

 

By making a major gift as an individual or through a grant-making Trust or Foundation, our philanthropists have a pivotal role in our work and make an enormous impact on our services. Their generosity helps fund our vital pre-hospital emergency medical care, plus supports research and innovation to develop and advance our service for the future continually.

As an independent charity, we receive almost 90% of our funding from our supporters. Without your donations, we wouldn't be able to support those who need us most in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

We respect and value the uniqueness of each of our philanthropists and pride ourselves on working together to build a bespoke relationship. We recognise major gifts with personal updates on their impact, opportunities to meet the crew and invitations to exclusive events.

If you are considering making a major gift or would like to discuss your involvement further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with Kelly Heaton-Ralph, Head of Development on 01634 471975 or kellyheaton-ralph@aakss.org.uk

What are the benefits of major giving?

 

Donating is a selfless act. One of the major positive effects of donating money to charity is simply feeling good about giving. Being able to give back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth, it feels good to help others.

The changes your support could provide are endless. The beauty of becoming a major donor is the autonomy you have in deciding where your money goes - you could fund the area of work that you're interested in, or that means something to you.

At Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, we continually strive to improve the quality of the service we provide to our patients. Our research and innovation programme helps us to adopt an evidence-based practice, explore operational concepts and undertake meaningful service improvements.

GoodSam App

 

A trial undertaken by Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex and South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust evaluated the use of GoodSAM – one of the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platforms – when assessing casualties at incident scenes. This is a new technology that allows us to take control of someone's smartphone camera so we can view live footage to assess casualties in emergencies. Research is an integral part of the charity’s commitment to improving performance and patient outcomes. This collaboration with SECAMB and University of Surrey will help roll out exciting new technologies that will improve the speed and accuracy of dispatch by HEMS and Ambulance Trusts.


 

Philips teams with Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex in first of its kind emergency response collaboration in the UK

 

"AAKSS takes an approach of innovation and thought leadership to help enhance patient outcomes through delivering the most effective patient care,". "It's exciting to collaborate with a team who visions that data—how it's used, how it's transmitted, and how it connects people and relevant information – and predictive analytics, derived from data, is the future of connected care. Connectivity and digital technology continue to drive how we are helping to save lives and improve patient care." - Arman Voskerchyan, Business Leader of Therapeutic Care at Philips.

The support you provide can be life-changing, ground-breaking and historic.

 

Below are some of our patients whose lives have been forever positively impacted by the work undertaken here as AAKSS

 

If you are considering making a major gift or would like to discuss your involvement further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with Kelly Heaton-Ralph, Head of Development on 01634 471975 or kellyheaton-ralph@aakss.org.uk