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It has been announced in the Autumn Statement that the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust is to receive a £1million grant from the LIBOR fund, following their application.
The charity previously received a £1.5million grant from the LIBOR fund in 2014 which was used for the acquisition of their new aircraft, an AW169, which will shortly be coming into service.
This latest grant of £1million will be used for future aircraft acquisition, enabling the charity to deliver the best possible care to patients in the long term.
Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of the charity, said: “This is brilliant news. We are delighted to hear that the Chancellor has decided to give another grant, of £1million, to the charity for future aircraft acquisition. This is hugely significant in increasing our capability, and thus, the service we give to our patients and the way in which we care for them. I would like to thank all of those MPs across the counties who so kindly supported our application.”
It costs in excess of £6.5million per year for the charity to continue their worthwhile service, and making a difference to critically ill and injured patients. Adrian Bell continued: “I hope our many supporters will, like me, rejoice in the fact that yet more of their generous and so gratefully received donations will support this vital cause so directly.”
Date Posted: 23rd November 2016