KIMS Hospital, Maidstone raises £16,248 for their Charity of the Year, Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex. The hospital’s charity of the year is chosen by the team of over 500 employees who then hold a number of events, challenges and competitions to help fundraise for their chosen charity.
KIMS Hospital’s Executive Chairperson, Prema Subaskaran, said:
“The Air Ambulance is a vital service for our local community and I am immensely proud of our fundraising efforts.”
Kerry Campbell, Corporate Relations Officer at Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex, said:
“KIMS Hospital has been a fabulous charity supporter over the past two years.
“We’ve really enjoyed getting to know the team and being involved in their numerous fundraising activities, they truly have gone above and beyond.
“We’re so grateful for the staggering amount of money raised since 2022. Without support like this we can’t keep flying and saving lives.”
The hospital chose the Air Ambulance to be their Charity of the Year for two years to raise as much money as they could for them. Since 2022, KIMS Hospital’s Social Committee have organised over 12 fundraising events including two sponsored walks, one of which was 15 miles long, a coronation-themed cake sale, a clothes swap, and a summer family fun day on the hottest day of the year in 2023!
Keli Tomlin, Clinical Nurse Manager and Chair of KIMS Hospital’s Social Committee, said:
“Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex was the perfect fit for our Charity of the Year. We’ve had a lot of fun in the past two years supporting them, and have even had the honour of a fly-by at our Summer Fun Day.”
When voting for their Charity of the Year 2024, it was important that the charity should be local to Kent. After a hotly contested race, the KIMS Hospital team voted to support Rochester based charity, Holding on Letting Go, who offer bereavement support for children, young people and their families, for the next two years. Fundraising for the new Charity of the Year will commence from January.