The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust

Every day the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust’s helicopters set off on life-saving missions across the three counties. Since the Service started in 1989, its aircraft have attended over 25,000 incidents and its clinical staff have provided emergency treatment to patients in need of anything from anaesthetic to blood transfusions and chest surgery.

Striving to maintain the highest standards of specialist medical support, on board helicopters that can fly day and night, is what drives the KSSAAT team. It takes dedicated pilots, clinicians and ground staff to ensure that patients are treated and flown to the most appropriate specialist unit in a fraction of the time it would take a land ambulance.

Planning for the future

KSSAAT has engaged Gifted to examine the potential for raising as much as £6 million for future infrastructure and equipment needs.  Gifted will be undertaking a Feasibility Study for the Service and advising on how best to prepare for a capital campaign.

The KSSAAT fundraising team does an excellent job of generating vital annual income streams, with very little government support. Exploring the opportunity to boost this vital day-to-day fundraising with a highly targeted, major gifts strategy, will be right at the heart of the forthcoming Study.

‘The success of any capital campaign depends on identifying and recruiting a powerful team of influential volunteers,’ says Gifted’s Andrew Day. ‘KSSAAT has excellent support from the people it serves across the three counties. We’re delighted to be partnering with the service as the Trustees plan for the future.’

You can read more about the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, here.

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