Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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14 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS Scarlett, nine, sets 30-mile target for air ambulance ride VITAL SERVICE HELPED GIRL’S INJURED GRANDAD Surrey and Sussex – amazing people like Scarlett.” Scarlett’s Mum, Sarah Fuller, said: “When Scarlett found out that KSS is a charity and it needs to raise its own funds in order to provide its extraordin­ary service, she really wanted to help. We read about the 30 for 30 Challenge and Scarlett decided that her own challenge would be to ride 30 miles on her bicycle.” “We are really proud of Scarlett, who loves helping out. Friends and family are planning to join in at different stages and, importantl­y, her grandad will be there on the finishing line when she completes the challenge.” Paul said: “Scarlett is a top girl and I am really proud of her for raising awareness for such an amazing charity.” To help Scarlett exceed her £250 target for KSS, visit https://aakss. is a charity she was determined to help, inspired by the 30 for 30 Challenge. Launched to celebrate KSS’s 30th anniversar­y and to help raise vital funds, the challenge encourages participan­ts to create a 30-themed fundraiser during September. From giving up a favourite treat for 30 days to running 30 miles, taking on a 30-minute fitness challenge or reading 30 new books, the 30 for 30 Challenge is open to everyone. Lynne Harris, executive director of income generation at KSS, said: “Scarlett is an inspiratio­n and we are so grateful to her and to everyone who has signed up to take part in our 30 for 30 Challenge so far. “Over the past 30 years we have treated more than 30,000 patients with our world class, life-saving emergency care. It costs more than £14 million a year to sustain our service and, amazingly, 89% is donated and raised by the people of Kent, A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl is set to raise money for an air ambulance service that rescued her grandfathe­r following a serious incident. Scarlett Fuller, from Ash, has set herself the challenge of cycling 30 miles throughout the month of September by taking on the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) 30 for 30 Challenge. Scarlett, who is the youngest participan­t to date to sign up for the challenge, is raising money for the service that helped her grandfathe­r, Paul Fuller, in July. He suffered serious injuries after being thrown from his horse while riding on the beach at West Wittering in Sussex. KSS’s specialist doctor was required to treat him at the scene before he could be transporte­d via helicopter to hospital in Chichester. Paul is now recovering at home, and when Scarlett discovered KSS Scarlett Fuller, from Ash, with her grandfathe­r Paul Fuller ‘It was time to give something back’ OUR VOLUNTEER PROFILE IS BACK AS WE HIGHLIGHT PEOPLE WHO GIVE UP THEIR TIME FOR HART DISTRICT AND RUSHMOOR ORGANISATI­ONS IN ORDER TO HELP OTHERS ACROSS THE REGION the Lions representa­tive to become a member. When I came from Portugal seven years ago, Fleet Lions helped me with furniture for my son’s and daughter’s room, so I thought I needed to help this amazing charity as well – give something back. By DANIEL BLANK Paulo Jorge Gomes Guedes da Silva has volunteere­d for Fleet Lions since 2017 @DanBlank5 Paulo Jorge Gomes Guedes da Silva Name: Fleet Lions Organisati­on: 51 Age: What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a Fleet Lions volunteer? IT consultant I would say the contributi­on we make to the community is outstandin­g and it fills me with pride to be part of all the actions we do. Occupation: Church Crookham Town/village: Cactus collector, love the countrysid­e. Fun fact about yourself: Why should others in the local community volunteer for organisati­ons like Fleet Lions? When and why did you start volunteeri­ng for Fleet Lions? The projects that Lions have been part of are so important and new people always bring new ideas. I went to the prostate cancer screening in 2017 and spoke with PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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