Chalkwell "Flies" again with Air Ambulance


Sittingbourne-based Chalkwell has announced that Kent Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance will continue to be the company’s charity for 2015.

Representatives from the business visited the Air Ambulance base at Marden where the announcement became official.

Chalkwell’s Andy Bates, Karen Lockyer and Annette Withrington presented Air Ambulance with a cheque for £2,500 from its various fundraising activities since the company began its association with Air Ambulance in 2014.

Said Julie Clare, of the Air Ambulance’s Corporate Relations: “Each call-out of the helicopter costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum raised by all the staff at Chalkwell will potentially help save a life.

“We are enormously grateful to Chalkwell for nominating us as their chosen charity again in 2015 when we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary.”

Chief Pilot, Captain Blaine Ashurst, gave the visitors an update about the helicopter.

Said Andy, Chalkwell’s Operations Manager:  “We are delighted to have achieved our target, and fundraising for 2015 is already well under way.”

Chalkwell has two Air Ambulance liveried buses operating six days a week on their 326 and 327 services between Sittingbourne and Chatham Bus Station via Medway Hospital.