A Junior Gadshillian has reminded classmates how easy it is to help a local charity – by sharing her collection of crisp packets!

Nine-year-old Lily, and her kind-hearted family, have been donating the empty wrappers to help raise funds for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.

Lily held a Q&A session for her year five peers and explained how their contributions could help save lives.

After the collected crisp packets are sent to the Air Ambulance HQ, they are turned into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.  The recycling scheme allows the independent charity to earn points for the waste they recycle. Once credited, the points are converted into financial donations towards vital running costs, such as helicopter fuel and life-saving equipment.

After the children asked Lily some questions about the work Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex does in the community, they made sure they all knew where the Gad’s Hill School collection bin was – right next to the tuck shop!

It costs more than £14 million a year to sustain Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex’s world leading, cutting edge, innovative service – with a whopping 89% donated and raised by people living in the counties.

Last year alone, the air ambulance was called out to help over 2,500 people in life-threatening conditions, so every crisp packet really does count.

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