Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

GEW helps vital COVID-19 appeal to take off

It is the most important appeal that AAKSS has ever launched, and GEW has assisted in this crucial fundraising effort by contributing a £5000 donation to the cause.

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Appeal

In common with so many charities, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) has been hit hard by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The charity has launched a Coronavirus Emergency Appeal in a bid to raise funds to cover the additional costs of operating its emergency response service safely, in a pandemic situation.

It is the most important appeal that AAKSS has ever launched, and GEW has assisted in this crucial fundraising effort by contributing a £5000 donation to the cause.

David Welch, CEO at AAKSS, outlines the situation: “We are fully committed to working on the front line to support the NHS and our communities and to save many more lives. But as a charity, we are completely reliant on the generosity of our donors and supporters, at a time when fundraising is challenging indeed, with 89% of the £14million we need each year to run our service comprising funds raised or donated by the public we serve.”

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“We face an anticipated shortfall of £2.9 million pounds, which is a projected loss of fundraising income due to the Coronavirus. This is all at a time when fundraising is very challenging indeed. Our collection pots alone normally bring in more than £200,000 for us a year, which is just one of the many ways we would usually be out in our communities fundraising.”

Kelly Heaton-Ralph, Head of Development at AAKSS, expressed her gratitude to GEW in a letter to the company directors, saying: “In these uncertain times we need your support more than ever as we face the biggest challenge in our 30-year history. We simply could not do it without you and are so grateful to have your support.”

“Your donation is a significant contribution to our appeal and will help provide vital Personal Protective Equipment for our medical team, as well as continuing our 24/7 service for the sickest and most critically injured patients across our regions.”


If you are able to support the appeal, please visit www.aakss.org.uk/appeal

Or to find out more about AAKSS generally, visit: www.aakss.org.uk 

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