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ByLucy M. Stanley

How to Contact the Sussex Air Ambulance:

Do you have a question, comment or complaint? We welcome all of your queries and, where possible will endeavor to answer them within 48 hours. You can contact us by phone, fax, email or post.

Please see the list of our charity staff at the bottom of the page if you would like to know who may be able to help you with your query.

By Phone:
By Fax
By PostSussex Air Ambulance
Wheelbarrow Park Estate
Pattenden Lane
TN12 9QJ    Charity Staff

General enquires – Veronica Wiseman Events & fundraising – Stephen Johns Press enquiries – Jamie Cheshire 
Website enquiries – Nicci Chrisp
Head of Charity ServicesBeverley Thorne

Director of Income GenerationLynne Mitchell

Director of CommunicationsJill Playle

Initiative Development FundraiserCorinne Hitching
Press OfficerJamie Cheshire

East Sussex County FundraiserBridget Pepper

West Sussex County FundraiserCheryl Johnson

Charity Services CoordinatorGillian Henley

Fundraising Support OfficerStephen Johns

Future Funding OfficerVeronica Wiseman  
Collection BoxesShirley Brown

Lottery & Merchandise Team LeaderKatie Underdown

Lottery AssistantJackie Homden

Media & WebsitesNicci Chrisp

Database EnquiriesMark Clayton

Director of OperationsLeigh Curtis

Clinical ManagersRob Wilkinson & Gary Wareham

Head of FinanceIan Bennett

Finance AssistantJackie Dyson
ByLucy M. Stanley


The world of the Sussex Air Ambulance is an exciting one and can be a glimpsed through these fascinating photographs and images, whether these capture take off’s, fundraising efforts by the local community, stalls, our Annual Funky Footwear Friday fundraising day or the crew out on missions.

This gallery area shows you a small percentage of what we, as a charity and life saving operation, do. If you have any photos that you have taken while we have been out and about and you think we could use them, then please send your photos to Kate at [email protected]

We cannot promise we will use all photos due to data protection but we are grateful for any Sussex Air Ambulance footage and we will send you a short email to say thank you.

Click her to view our Brighton Marathon 2011 photos

Click her to view our Dunsfold Open Day 2010 photos

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Crew, at Redhill for governance 2011  Our Chief Executive, Adrian Bell  Sussex Air Ambulance at Dunsfold Park base  
G-KSSH being put to bed  Our Critical Care Paramedic Justin in our life-saving helicopter  G-KSSH attending a life-saving mission at Leith Hill  
G-KSSH attending a life-saving mission in the snow  Our crew working at the scene on an incident  G-KSSH attending a life-saving mission  
ByLucy M. Stanley

Rear Cabin

Ever wondered what it is like on board the Air Ambulance? Take a look around!

Use the mouse to control the direction and speed of spin plus the a and z keys
to zoom in and out.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Welcome to our new online shop

Our online shop is a quick, easy and simple way to help raise vital funds for the life saving helicopter.

The Air Ambulance Service in Sussex costs around £1.7 million annually to continue to stay airborne. Receiving no funding from the Goverment or The National Lottery the charity is entirely dependent upon the generosity of the public.

Please feel free to browse all of our products or for more information please contact us at [email protected] We aim to deliver all purchases within 3-28 working days.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Operational Update – June 2011

It was quite a busy year operationally at both bases. The Surrey/Sussex Air Ambulance flew a total of 292 missions and carried 47 patients up to 1st June, this year.Of these, 39% were road traffic crashes and 21% medical emergencies, however whatever the emergency, the skills of our medical teams have made a significant difference to the patients that we have carried, some of whom would not have been alive today, had we not been there.

This is a true testament to the skills of out doctors and critical care paramedics and of course the skill of our pilots who are able to land the helicopter in some of the most difficult places.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Open Day – Dunsfold

Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Open Day

Dunsfold Park

Sunday 12 June 2011, from 11am – Free entry!

Come along to a great family day out with plenty of fun and activities for all the family. This year the attractions will include:

Witness the emergency services including Fire, Police, Ambulance and Air Ambulance, demonstrate how they work together at an incident scene,

Enjoy Helicopter Rides, Open Top Bus Tours around the ‘Top Gear’ track, Live music from ‘Charley Farley Sunday Four’, Fullers Beer & Pimms tent, Hog Roast and BBQ, Kids craft area, Mobile Ark small animal farm, Bouncy Castles, Flight Simulator by UK Simrides, tours on the 747 based at Dunsfold Park, Southwater Dabblers Model Boat display, Electric Model Train rides, Eagle Radio Love Crew, Caterham 7s, Trade stands and much more….

Take the opportunity to come along and see the Air Ambulance and chat to the crews. It’s a great day out and a perfect way to support your Air Ambulance!

Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB

Look out for The AA signs!

Gates open at 11am with activities continuing throughout the day until 4pm.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Air Ambulance Double 100 Bike Challenge – Sunday 3 July 2011

Registration Fee £25

Minimum sponsorship: £150 – target £250 (a prize will be awarded to the person who raises the most sponsorship).

This special cycle challenge will take place on Sunday 3 July 2011. Starting and finishing at our base at Dunsfold Park on the Surrey/Sussex border, cyclists will be offered a chance to either cycle 100km (62miles) or 100 miles depending on their fitness and how much of a challenge they are up for. 

From the start at Dunsfold Park, cyclists will head around a route that will take in all four of the counties we serve, Surrey, West and East Sussex and Kent, and back to Dunsfold Park (the route will pass via Cranleigh, Charlwood, Lingfield, Tunbridge Wells, Groombridge, Hartfield, Southwater, Loxwood amongst others). At a certain point there will be a split and cyclists can decide then whether they want to take the 100km route or the 100 mile option.

On return to Dunsfold Park there will be a BBQ and drinks available for all competitiors, friends and family to purchase and celebrate their achievement. Radio 2’s Sally Traffic will be coming along to join in the celebrations, hand out goody bags and prizes and generally share the pain of having ridden the Double 100.

Register Now – click here! Or for any additional information and an information pack, contact Veronica Wiseman

Download our Double 100 Bike Challenge poster by clicking here!

Halfords has teamed up with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to give away a £1,000 Boardman bike in a competition for the life-saving charity’s Double 100 Cycle Challenge – Click here to find out more!

The Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance would like to thank the following companies for their invaluable support of the Double 100 Cycle Challenge:

Southern Water, Sussex Transport, Allguard Alarms, MI Print, Power Bars and Halfords

ByLucy M. Stanley

Welcome to the Air Ambulance Lottery

Every week a top prize of £1000 is won, so why not spend a pound and help save a life? Who knows, you may be the lucky winner of our top prize of £1000 in the Air Ambulance Lottery?

For full information on how to join our air ambulance lottery please view our “join lottery” page.

Kent Air Ambulance Trust do not use commercial companies for any fundraising including ‘face to face’ or ‘door to door’ approaches. This is carried out by volunteers and charity staff who receive no commission.

We do use external representatives solely to promote our Air Ambulance Lottery who are paid on a commission only basis. However, the average commission paid is less than 8% which we regard as excellent value and falls well within Gambling Commission Guidelines.

By taking part in our lottery, supporters have a chance of winning £1000 each week and £25,000 if they join our Superdraw.

There are many ways of supporting the charity such as becoming a volunteer, holding an event or by joining our lottery and we would like to reassure members of the public that 100% of any donation given is used to help save lives across the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Joining our lottery online by clicking here or by calling 01622 833833, will ensure that your entire contribution will go direct to the charity.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Media centre

Welcome to the Press & Media Centre of the Sussex Air Ambulance Website. From here you are able to access:

  • Gallery of High Resolution Photos
  • Sussex Air Amulance logos
  • Press Releases
  • Mission Reports; where has the helicopter been?

Please click here to complete our media application form, to automatically receive our mission reports and press releases as soon as they are released.

To contact our Press Office: [email protected]

Please note – this login area is restricted for journalists and media professionals in the broadcast & newspaper mediums only. Logins will only be issued to those in these media professions.