03 July, 2014

Motorsport Legend John Surtees OBE, has presented a £75,000 cheque to local charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT), on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation. The presentation, which took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, was made to the Air Ambulance Chief Executive Adrian Bell; the money will be used for 'High Fidelity Simulators'.

High Fidelity manikens are the very latest in simulation technology, helping the clinical teams to practice their skills, learn new techniques and improve patient safety by creating situations that are as close to 'real life' as possible.

"With a background in motorsport, I know that every second counts and none more so than for the Air Ambulance Services; I am honoured to present the cheque to such a fantastic charity. The idea that this money will contribute to saving lives is outstanding! The Air Ambulance already offers an exceptional service, but if we can help them reduce risk even further then we have done a good thing!" said John Surtees OBE.

KSSAAT Charity Chief Executive Adrian Bell, added, "We are overwhelmed to receive such a fantastic donation. The Air Ambulance Service is a charitable trust and without funding we are unable to deliver the service that's so sorely needed! The High Fidelity Maniken Simulators will mean we can develop our education and training programme to ensure that our crews are able to provide the highest possible care to our patients, 24 hours a day, in any situation."

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