2012 Air Ambulance & Kaana
The Group held a fund raising event in aid of the Sussex Air Ambulance and Kaana on Saturday, 29th September 2012 at St. Andrew’s Church, Furnace Green, Crawley from 10am to 1pm.
The event took the form of a coffee morning (in the Cornerstone Cafe area), a bring and buy sale (upstairs) and video footage of the air ambulance, kaana and our Scout Group were shown inside the church itself.
Members of the Group and a host of supporters made contributions of cakes and biscuits as well as items for the bring and buy.
A grand total of just over £475 was raised and a huge “thank you” to everyone who took part and supported us.
To view some of the photo’s taken during the event please click on the “photo gallery” tab on the left and then on “2012” and then on “120929”
Group Scout Leader
For further information on the Trust and how to make a contribution towards the important and life saving work that the Air Ambulance does in this area please go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/
For further information on Kaana and how to make a contribution towards the important work of this charity please go to www.kaana.org.uk/
Some facts and figures:
Kaana is a registered charity set up to help the children by helping the families and the community.
The babies and children will not need to beg on the streets if they and their families can earn enough to live on. So we support:
- Small Business Development
- Education Bursaries
- Agricultural Development
- Water Supply Development
- The Future Kaana School
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity established to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).
Responding swiftly to 999 calls, the Air Ambulance can deliver a highly skilled team of Specialist Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics to the patient at the scene.
Flying fast, direct and unhindered up to 150mph the Air Ambulance can reach any part of Kent, Surrey or Sussex in under 20 minutes flying time 674 Missions flown so far this year (July 2012)
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity dating back to 1989 and exists to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance service for the benefit of the community.
Responding to 999 calls and operating from Marden in Kent and Dunsfold in Surrey, their helicopters fly at speeds of up to 150mph and between them can reach any part of Kent, Surrey or Sussex in under 20 minutes flying time thus giving each county its own Air Ambulance service. The highly skilled teams of Specialist Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics effectively bring the equivalent of an A&E department to the scene of an incident and can transport patients to the most appropriate specialist unit or nearest major hospital in a fraction of the time taken by land ambulance.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is one of 18 independent Air Ambulance operators in England and Wales and receives no statutory funding, relying almost entirely upon the generosity of the public to keep the service going. Every penny of the approximately £5 million we seek to raise each year to keep the life-saving helicopters in our skies every day of the year comes from individuals, groups, businesses, companies and clubs from all over Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
It is thanks to the generosity of supporters that the Air Ambulance has flown over 15,000 missions and continues to be available to every person living, working and travelling through our county, should they ever need it.