Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex hike fundraiser for dog lovers

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is inviting dog lovers to take part in the Hound Hike 100 to help the charity raise vital funds.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:26 am
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The Hound Hike 100, will span across the entire month of May and encourages participants to walk a total of 100 kilometres with their canine companions.

The distance can be completed however and whenever you choose and through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues you can help the charity raise £50,000.

It has also been considered that 100km may not suit some who wish to take part, if this is the case you are able to set your own distance and still raise such important funds.

Helene Poursain, director of fundraising and events at KSS, said:

“So many of us have found solace in the companionship of our dogs over the past year, and more than ever before dog walks have provided us with a chance to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and keep fit.

KSS delivers world-class pre-hospital emergency medical care 24/7 to the 4.8 million people who live in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

It costs £15million annually to operate the life-saving service, with 88 per cent raised through public donations and fundraising.

Covid-19 has severely impacted how the charity raises funds and in response, a series of fitness fundraisers have been planned, helping members of the community keep fit whilst having fun and raising vital funds.

To date, these fundraisers have raised more than £183,000.

To find out more, visit aakss.org.uk/houndhike100