Busy year for tmactive helps to keep Air Ambulance flying

POOLING RESOURCES: Martin Guyton (second left) with his tmactive fundraising team in Larkfield

Busy year for tmactive helps to keep Air Ambulance flying

by Andy Tong | 26th July 2019

LEISURE provider tmactive has donated £2,500 to its chosen charity for the year – Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex – after a busy year of fundraising events.

The not-for-profit organisation runs the Angel Centre, Tonbridge Swimming Pool, Poult Wood Golf Course and Larkfield Leisure Centre on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.

Working with both staff and customers, tmactive hosted a Golf Day at Poult Wood, a Les Mills Spin Masterclass evening, gym challenges and a quiz night.

Customers were also able to donate their tmactive Reward Points to provide prizes for the charity to use as raffle prizes.

The air ambulance emergency medical service relies on donations to operate its two helicopters and reach the most critically ill and injured people across the South East.

Their pilots can deliver the medical teams to any part of the three counties within 20 minutes, and each team has a paramedic and a doctor.

Last year they helped nearly 1,500 people, with around half of those being taken to regional major trauma centres.

More than 100 patients were given vital blood products at the scene before reaching hospital.

“This is the first time we have partnered with a charity, and we have enjoyed getting involved in organising events to raise funds for this worthy cause,” said Martin Guyton, Chief Executive of tmactive.

“We look forward to working with the Heart of Kent Hospice, our charity of the year 2019-20.”

For more on the air ambulance, visit aakss.org.uk

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