Corporate golf day raises £22k for Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex
Published: 02 Aug 2022
96 golfers took part in a Charity Golf Day at the London Golf Club in Ash, raising an impressive £22,000 for Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS).
The event was the charity’s first golf day since 2019 and was supported by 24 teams from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex including local businesses Fidelity, Swale Aggregates, Duffy & Co, Crowe UK LLP, Cantium to name a few.
To mark the occasion, a KSS helicopter did a flyover whilst golfers were completing their 18 holes. This was followed by an auction hosted by Sky Sports TV presenter, Peter Graves who shared celebrity stories and presented the winners, Cantium, with their trophies.
Julie Clare, Head of Corporate Relations at KSS, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for joining Team KSS for our annual golf day and for taking part in our live and silent auctions and four ball lottery – everyone was incredibly generous and we are very grateful for such amazing support. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Peter Graves who expertly ran the auctions and entertained us all with his anecdotes.”
“It is brilliant to be back hosting corporate events along with lots of other in-person fundraising that we've been able to restart in the past year. There really is nothing like engaging and thanking our supporters face-to-face for the vital role they play in us being able to achieve our purpose to save lives and ensure the best outcomes for our patients.”
“It costs £15.2M a year to operate our cutting edge, innovative service, with 86% of our total income raised through the generosity of our supporters. Every life matters, and with support from our fundraisers, we can give every patient the best possible chance of survival and recovery.”
The event would not have been possible without the support of Fidelity International as headline sponsor and Day Aggregates and Westerhill Homes as hole sponsors. Gravesham Trophy Centre kindly donated the trophies.
For further information about KSS or to find out about opportunities to get involved in future fundraisers, please visit aakss.org.uk