Shoppers raise £1,111 for air ambulance

Photo: The Win a Mini promotion at The Mall Maidstone

Shoppers in Maidstone raised more than £1,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a car later this month (March 31st).

Staff and volunteers for the Marden-based charity sold tickets for its Win a Mini Draw at The Mall shopping centre last week (February 21st – 23rd).

A grand total of £1,111.32 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on public support to keep it flying.

James Cook, Head of Lotteries & Gaming, said: “We are extremely grateful to The Mall for giving us a new venue to raise awareness of the charity, and to the public for their fantastic support.”

Tickets for the Win a Mini Draw cost £5 each and can be purchased online at with the draw taking place on 31st March 2017, making it a perfect present for the summer months.

The £19,000 convertible Mini Cooper, a brand new model, boasts tyre pressure monitoring, a Thatcham 1 alarm system, ISOFIX child seat system, on-board computer, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth hands free function, USB audio, reversing camera and parking distance sensors.

• A further £245.50 was raised from another Win a Mini promotion at Notcutts in Newnham Court on Sunday (February 26th).

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Date Posted: 1st March 2017