FLYING COLOURS Hall & Woodhouse staff and air ambulance crew celebrate their partnership outside the brewery. (L-R) Lauren Dyson, Neil Bizzell, Lucinda Gray, Debra Reed, Ollie Zorab and Dan Tucker

BREWERS Hall & Woodhouse are aiming to raise £250,000 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust and seven of its sister organisations across the south.

A total of 51 of their public houses are supporting the life-saving charities through quiz nights, sponsored events, fun days and sports tournaments.

Their local pubs include The Brickmakers Arms, Uckfield, The Huntsman, Eridge and the Foresters Arms, Fairwarp.

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance provides an emergency medical service which costs £6.5million a year to run.

The charity relies almost entirely on fundraising and donations.

Lucinda Gray, from the sixth generation of the Woodhouse family and Charity Champion at the independent brewery, said: “As a company that places the community at the heart of our business, supporting worthy causes is very important to Hall & Woodhouse.

“These air ambulance charities cover the counties where our public houses are located, and they work tirelessly to care for critically ill or injured pat-ients within our community. We are extremely proud to have so many of our public houses back- ing the partnership and supporting this wonderful cause.”

Julie Clare, Head of Corporate Relations at Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, said: “We are delighted that the team at Hall & Woodhouse voted to support us.

“This is a new and exciting partnership that will allow us to reach out to so many people in the local community.”