Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is delighted to have been chosen by GB Bobsleigh’s number one team as part of #TeamGivingBack, a campaign for the 20/21 season which helps to raise awareness and to raise funds for seven UK charities.
Each team member was able to choose a charity that has personal importance to them, and KSS is very grateful to have been chosen by Olympian Greg Cackett, who first became aware of KSS’s emergency critical care service when family friends were involved in a serious accident twelve years ago.
Commenting, Greg Clackett said:
“I am exceptionally proud to be representing KSS as part of #TeamGivingBack.”
“In 2008, a young friend of mine lost his life far too soon in a tragic car accident. It was only him and his father in the car. His father’s life was saved by the incredible work of KSS and, ever since, the charity has held a special place in the hearts of my local community. I do whatever I can to raise awareness or funds for the charity.”
David Welch, KSS CEO, said:
“We are thrilled to be part of #TeamGivingBack and give our heartfelt thanks to Greg, to the team and to the generous sponsors who have enabled this wonderful initiative to take place.”
“It costs £15M each year to deliver our service, which rapidly brings pre-hospital emergency care to patients at the scene of a life-threatening accident or medical emergency. 88% of this is raised through public donations and fundraising.”
“By supporting Greg, you can help us to continue to be there 24/7 for the most critically ill and injured people across our region, helping to save lives.”