As you will remember, at Christmas our charity collection was in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.
We are so pleased that your kind donations totalled an amazing £1037.00 and today, one of the volunteers from the Air Ambulance, Derek Richardson came to visit the children in Junior School and talk about the valuable work they do.
The children learnt that the trust have two helicopters which make between four and twelve trips every single day. They travel at speeds of up to 150 mph and can get from Worthing to London in 15 minutes.
Each helicopter carries all the equipment that you would find in an A&E ward in hospital, and the crew consists of a doctor, a paramedic and at least one pilot.
At the end of the session, Derek held a Q&A session. There wasn’t time to ask all of the questions that the children had, so Derek has very kindly said that we can email him some more and he will do his best to reply to them all.
We were really surprised to learn that the service relies entirely on donations. Derek was really pleased with the amount of money that we raised and said that it would pay for enough blood to save at least four people’s lives.
If you would like to learn more about the Air Ambulance, their website is www.kssairambulance.org.uk