Shoppers raise thousands for air ambulance

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

Air ambulance pilot Captain Kevin Goddard with paramedic Adam Ormrod and Dr Ed Clitheroe
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.

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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.