This summer we’re introducing two new fundraisers, Cuppa for Your Crew and 100 Miles in July. These events have been launched to help us raise vital funds, giving people more choice in how, where and when they support us.
Every pound raised by taking part in our fundraising events makes a real difference, helping ensure that our specialised doctors and paramedics can reach and treat people in their hour of need.
Cuppa for Your Crew
Raise a Cuppa and Save a Life!
Whether you host a coffee morning or bake sale stall – at home, work or in the community group – where every treat and cuppa enjoyed will help keep us flying and saving lives. Organise a Cuppa for your Crew at a time that suits you and when you register you’ll receive a free fundraising pack. You’ll also be entered into a free prize draw to win a visit to our base to share a cuppa with our crew.
Bex Ponter, who was cared for by KSS in February 2021, is encouraging people to sign up for `Cuppa for Your Crew’:
“You never know when you’re going to need the Air Ambulance. That was certainly the case for me before KSS was dispatched to care for me. My daughter found me on the sofa feeling hot and struggling to breathe…a few seconds later my eyes rolled and I collapsed.
“Within minutes the crew from KSS were with us. They anesthetised and intubated me, saving my life. Please take part in Cuppa for Your Crew so that KSS can continue to save lives like mine.”
To register and for further information: aakss.org.uk/cuppaforyourcrew
100 Miles in July
Raise funds while raising your heart rate!
Our crews cover hundreds of miles each day, saving lives across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Can you cover 100 miles in a month, while raising money? You have the whole of July to complete the miles in any way you want to. From walking to cycling, running to roller skating, swimming to skipping, paddle-boarding to power walking, it’s up to you!
Team up with family or friends and split the miles between you or complete your miles solo. Whatever you decide, every mile you cover and pound you raise will help make sure we can be there whenever someone needs us, throughout July and beyond!
Several of our Young Ambassadors will be taking part in 100 Miles in July by collectively cycling 100 miles.
Louis, who required urgent critical care following an accident when he was just two-years old, said: “I love being a young ambassador for KSS as being part of such a crucial, life-saving charity is an honour and knowing what they do for their patients and their families.
“I like seeing the helicopters, especially in action coming in to land or flying off!”
Phoebe, whose grandad was cared for by KSS following a serious accident at work in 2018, said: “Being a KSS Young Ambassador has meant I have been able to visit their bases & meet some amazing people who work so hard for the charity. I’ve helped in many different fundraising events and to raise awareness which have been fun & made me feel very proud to be part of the KSS family!”
Sign up now and you’ll receive a free T-shirt. To register and for further information: aakss.org.uk/100milesinjuly
Helene Poursain, our Head of Public Fundraising, said: “We save lives when every second counts, and this is only possible thanks to the support we receive from our community. We’re here for millions of people across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Every day we respond to nine emergency calls on average – giving people the best chance of survival and keeping families together.”
“We really hope that that our two new virtual fundraisers, Cuppa for Your Crew and 100 Miles in July, offer something for everyone. On behalf of all of us at Team KSS, a huge thank you to our wonderful supporters. Without you, we can’t keep flying. Without you, we can’t save lives.”