GEW has continued its support of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) charity with two recent internal fundraising events. AAKSS, like many other charities, have struggled to raise funds throughout the COVID pandemic and GEW are keen to support them where possible.
The two most recent charity events at GEW included a Christmas Jumper Day, where staff made a donation in exchange for wearing their Christmas jumper to work. This raised £148 for the charity.
A raffle also took place at GEW’s Crawley base, with staff allowed to buy as many tickets as they liked. Each year GEW customers and suppliers kindly donate Christmas gifts to be given out as prizes in the raffle, which this year ranged from hampers, to chocolate, Amazon vouchers, fine wines, and much more. This raised a further £466 for AAKSS.
Why donate to AAKSS?
AAKSS are a dedicated team who attended over 2500 incidents in 2021 alone. The team of experts cover a wide area of the South of England, where they are able to reach any part of Kent, Sussex or Surrey in under 30 minutes. This enables them to give urgent medical attention in critical situations, often saving lives at the scene of the incident.
They operate two teams for 18 hours every day, with smaller teams covering the quieter hours each day. Their fleet of helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles transport doctors and paramedics to their patients 24/7, 365 days a year.
AAKSS are an independent charity with costs over £15m a year, with 86% of that raised by or donated by people from the local area. The charity has existed for over 30 years and their teams have covered over 35,000 incidents in total, during that time.
You can find out more about AAKSS on their website at https://www.aakss.org.uk/
If you wish to donate to the charity you can find out how here https://www.aakss.org.uk/donate/