Lions support the ...

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

which has launched the first

24-hour helicopter service in the country.

Air Ambulance

Lions Clubs across Kent, Surrey and Sussex continue to raise funds for additional essential specialist equipment to enhance the night flying operations.

This major phase in Lions Clubs support for 24 hour operations was officially launched on Wednesday 18th December at Redhill Aerodrome in the presence of the media and many distinguished guests, including High Sheriffs, Lords & Deputy Lords Lieutenant of the SE counties and Chairmen of the County Councils of Kent, Surrey and East Sussex.  

The teams have been attending about 1500 missions during the daylight operations.There was a clear indication that between 400 and 500 patients per year, located within the 3,500 square miles who will now benefit from the night

In his opening address, Adrian Bell, CEO of the Charity, said - 

"Our focus is on getting our highly-skilled teams, with their time-critical interventions, to the patient as quickly and safely as possible, not only to save life but also to improve the quality of survival". 

He went on to thank Lions Clubs in the south-east for their 250,000 pledge and major support and went on to demonstrate some of the specialised equipment including the night vision goggles and helmets for which our 
Lions Appeal had helped finance.

Night flying goggles