Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance


The Air Ambulance is an independent charitable healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service, providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

The Air Ambulance is an independent charitable healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service, providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

We are delighted that so many adidas Run Reigate runners have decided to sponsor Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. It is thanks to the generosity of our supporters that the Air Ambulance has attended over 20,000 missions and continues to be available to every person living, working and travelling through our counties, should they ever need it.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receives no statutory funding, relying almost entirely upon donations to keep the service going. Every penny, of the approximately £6.4 million we seek to raise each year, comes from individuals, businesses, companies, groups, and clubs from all over Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

How your donations help

  • £1 – Could buy us a sheet of bubble wrap to keep a patient warm.
  • £8 – Could buy us enough drugs to perform a general anaesthetic.
  • £33 – Could buy us a specialist bandage, designed to actively clot a serious wound.
  • £120 – Could buy us a protective Road Traffic Collision (RTC) helmet, used by our crews inside crashed vehicles.
  • £290 – Could buy us a pair of fireproof overalls that will last about 18 months.
  • £400 – Could buy us a new kit-bag (they last around 3 years).
  • £1,000 – Could pay for a medical training course for either a Doctor or a Paramedic.
  • £1,500 – Could pay for an aviation training course for a Doctor or Paramedic.

With our two helicopters we can reach any part of Kent, Surrey and Sussex within 20 minutes. With crews of pilots, doctors and paramedics who are fully trained in advanced pre-hospital care, we can provide specialist clinical procedures, normally only available in A&E, to the patient at the scene. We can then take patients quickly and directly to the most appropriate hospital, best able to treat their injuries.

Michelle Woodland
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance