Category Archive Articles

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.

ByLucy M. Stanley


We have 53 people who kindly donate the gift of time to volunteer for the charity and help us out, in a variety of ways.

For some this is an opportunity for them to ‘give something back’, for others it is a chance to meet new people or even gain some work experience. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, ranging from 16- 80+. Whatever your age, we will always welcome your help.

There are several ways in which you can donate the gift of time to our emergency service charity. All new volunteers receive training in each of our volunteering opportunities. Below are some examples of the roles that you could undertake to help us:

  • Drivers & Couriers
  • Collection Box Stewards
  • Public Speakers
  • Cheque Presentation Speakers
  • Volunteering at events
ByLucy M. Stanley

Support us

Your Air Ambulance costs £1.7 million per annum, to provide an emergency helicopter to the people of Sussex. With no Government, National Lottery or NHS support, our life saving service is entirely dependant upon the community, particularly the groups, clubs, organisations and individuals who fundraise on behalf or the Sussex Air Ambulance.

There are a number of ways in which you can help raise money and awareness for the Sussex Air Ambulance, from fundraising events to online donations. You can help by…


Whether you are a business wishing to support our charity or an individual, group or part of a club who would like to participate in fundraising activities please click here to go to our fundraising pages.

Business Support

Many businesses make Sussex Air Ambulance their Charity of the Year for more information on business support please click here.

Sponsored Challenges & Events

You could also take on the Challenge of a lifetime for our charity, and get your friends to sponsor you in a variety of different ways.

Whether you’re taking part in a trek, marathon or another physical challenge you could get your friends and family to sponsor you through you own fundraising webpage on Just

ByLucy M. Stanley

Who we are

Sussex was one of only a few counties in the UK that did not have its own dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service – HEMS, but this all changed in June 2007!

The Sussex Air Ambulance Appeal was launched in June 2005 by local actress Penelope Keith CBE. The appeal target was set at a quarter of a million pounds. The emergency helicopter was launched by a host of celebrities including Penelope Keith and Bernard Cribbins on June 8th 2007.

Responding swiftly to 999 calls, air ambulances are able to deliver a medical crew to the scene of an accident or medical emergency and to transport patients to the nearest major hospital or specialist unit, in a fraction of the time taken by a land ambulance. Sussex has a complete HEMS Service (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), and employ’s the highest possible clinical standards in pre hospital care.

There are currently 15 independent air ambulance operators, all of which are registered charities and funded entirely by charitable donations, receiving no Government or National Lottery funding.

The new HEMS service, is based at Dunsfold Park, flying fast, direct and unhindered at over 150 miles per hour, the entire county can be reached in minutes.

However the challenge now, is to meet the yearly running costs of approximately £1.7 million to provide Sussex and neighboring Surrey with an emergency helicopter service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Receiving no funding from the National Lottery the charity relies almost entirely upon the generosity of the public to support the Sussex Air Ambulance.

This website has been designed to help our supporters keep up to date with the latest news and developments at their local Air Ambulance and to give new supporters an insight into what we do.

ByLucy M. Stanley

Привет, мир!

Добро пожаловать в WordPress. Это ваша первая запись. Отредактируйте или удалите ее, затем начинайте создавать!