Le­gal ea­gles fly­ing high to raise air am­bu­lance funds

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Cake sales were off­set with spon­sored runs in a mam­moth fundrais­ing ef­fort by a law firm.

Martin Tol­hurst Solic­i­tors pre­sented staff at the Kent, Sur­rey & Sus­sex Air Am­bu­lance Trust with a cheque for £4,400.

The cash will go to­wards the cost of med­i­cal train­ing for a doc­tor or para­medic and a new ven­ti­la­tor to help pa­tients.

To raise the funds, Martin Tol­hurst staff across Kent, in­clud­ing the branch at Ash­ford’s Or­bital Park, took part in sweep­stakes, bake-off chal­lenges and cake sales, themed dress-up days, a Christ­mas ham­per raf­fle and a spon­sored colour run where 12 staff com­pleted a 5km run whilst be­ing cov­ered in coloured dyes. That raised £2,000 alone.

Julie Clare, of the air am­bu­lance trust said: “The char­ity part­ner­ship with Martin Tol­hurst Solic­i­tors has been fan­tas­tic. The team has shown some great ways to fund raise and the money will cer­tainly help to make a real dif­fer­ence to the ser­vice we pro­vide.”

Martin Tol­hurst man­ag­ing part­ner Richard Carter said: “Kent, Sur­rey and Sus­sex Air Am­bu­lance Trust were voted by our staff mem­bers to be our Char­ity of the Year be­cause of the fan­tas­tic work they do at a lo­cal and county wide level.

“The work that the trust does is crit­i­cal and means so much to the in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and friends they as­sist. We are glad we have been able to sup­port the char­ity so they can con­tinue to pro­vide such in­valu­able life-sav­ing med­i­cal care in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions in re­mote lo­ca­tions when they need it the most.”

Dr Antony Hud­son and Crit­i­cal Care Para­medic Adam Orm­rod re­ceive a cheque from Martin Tol­hurst staff Dana Gray, Vic­to­ria Aked, Mark Price and Re­becca Young

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