LIFE-SAVING charity Sussex Air Ambulance is celebrating Sussex Day with a fundraising quiz night at the Rising Sun in villages across Sussex.
Launched in June 2007, Sussex Day has become a popular way for residents to celebrate the county’s rich heritage and falls in the same month that the first air ambulance helicopter took flight.
On June 16 ‘Question Time’ will mark this joint anniversary and will help to raise the much needed funds for the pilots, doctors and critical care paramedics of the Sussex Air Ambulance to continue their work.
The charity is appealing to all public houses across the county to join in the campaign and hold a quiz and many pubs across West Sussex have already signed up.
Plans for quiz nights are already under way at the Red Lion in Ashington, The Labouring Man in Coldwaltham and the Rising Sun in Upper Beeding.
Head of fundraising Bridget Pepper said: “Every year traders, schoolchildren, employers, businesses, in fact everyone in the county, have the opportunity to use the day to display everything that is good about Sussex.
“So why not dedicate the evening to raise funds for your local Air Ambulance by hosting a quiz night?
“We will send you the questions and answers and posters to advertise the evening, all you need to supply is a prize for the winning team.
“We are trying to get as many public houses as possible across the county to join in so it will be a great fundraising and awareness campaign for your life-saving helicopter.”
The Air Ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £5 million annually to stay airborne and they reli almost solely on donations to run.
To order tickets, which cost £5 per person, or to register your pub for a quiz, call Amy Salter on 01622 833833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org