Shoppers raise thousands for air ambulance

Worthing shoppers have raised thousands of pounds for the air ambulance service.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 10:54 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:02 am
Air ambulance pilot Captain Kevin Goddard with paramedic Adam Ormrod and Dr Ed Clitheroe

Customers at Sainsbury’s in Worthing have raised more than £3,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a new convertible Mini Cooper worth £19,000.

Staff and volunteers for the charity sold tickets for the draw at the Lyons Farm store last month.

These sales combined with donations raised £3,313.58 for the air ambulance, which relies almost entirely on public support.

Air ambulance Lottery Manager James Cook said: “Each helicopter callout costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum raised will effectively fund a potentially life-saving mission.”

The draw takes place on March 31 next year.