Win £5,000 in air ambulance draw

A PRIZE of £5,000 is up for grabs in this year’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Christmas Draw.

The annual draw will take place on December 22 with the runner-up receiving a second prize of £500.

Last year, the life-saving charity’s draw achieved ticket sales and donations totalling £176,414.

Each flying mission costs around £2,500 so the sum raised was enough to help fund more than 70 life-saving missions.

Lottery team leader Katie Underdown said: “It’s due to the incredible generosity of our supporters that we are able to provide this essential service to everyone living, working and travelling in our county every day.

“Our raffles are a major part of our annual fundraising plan which helps to raise the £5million needed each year to fund the service.”

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance flies with a specialist doctor and critical care paramedic who can carry out advanced medical procedures, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival.

The emergency service relies almost entirely on public donations and receives no National Lottery funding.

Tickets, which are £1 each in books of 10, can be ordered by calling 01622 833833.