Herstmonceux hair shave for the Air Ambulance

5th July

A care support worker from Herstmonceux is going to be shaving off her hair at the end of July in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

Caroline Chewter, 28, decided to have her locks cut off after an horrific road traffic accident involving her family.

Tragically, during May 2014, Caroline’s son, Russel and her niece, Lily, were airlifted to hospital after being involved in an accident which left Russel needing the assistance of an intubation system to help him breathe.

The fast response of the Air Ambulance and its dedicated team meant that both Russel and Lily were flown safely from the scene of the accident and taken to hospital where they received the specialist care they needed.

Although Russel still has ongoing difficulties as a result of his brain injury, Caroline explains: “If the air ambulance hadn’t taken him and given him the support he needed, things could have been completely different from where we are today.”

She adds: “I would just like to give as much back to the air ambulance as I can. I never realised how important the charity was until my son and niece had to be air lifted.”

“I’m a bit nervous about how far up and round I’m going to have to put my makeup after shaving my hair.”

So far, £325 has been raised of the £850 target. If you would like to donate to Caroline’s fundraiser, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-chewter1

For further information about the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, go to https://www.aakss.org.uk/