Motorline and BCA combined to raise over £2,700 for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex with a special charity auction staged during the Motorline Mega Sale at BCA Paddock Wood.
Motorline donated a 2008 Hyundai Getz which sold for £2,000 with a further £500 raised from the auction of a Champagne Hot Air Balloon Ride during the charity event on March 13 and additional funds were raised from private donations on the day.
All the money raised was donated to Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, which has an annual target of over £11 million to maintain this vital life-saving emergency service.
Motorline’s group used car buyer, Chris Willett, conducted the auction. He said: “I’d like to thank BCA and its customers for helping Motorline to raise a substantial sum for this most worthy cause.
"Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex does fantastic work keeping the latest helicopters flying and maintained 24 hours a day, buying vital supplies and equipment and training the very best teams in the air and on the ground.”
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex’s head of corporate relations Julie Clare, said: “Many thanks to Motorline, the team at BCA Paddock Wood and their customers on the day for raising this substantial sum to support the vital work of the air ambulance.”
BCA Paddock Wood’s centre manager, Jon-Paul Paviour, said: “We were delighted to host this fund raising auction on behalf of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. Our customers dug deep and bid competitively on both lots, raising £2,500 which was then added to thanks to private donations made on the day.”