Air ambulance helped save my life, help it save others urges fundraiser Sandy Sutherland

East Anglian Air Ambulance's Anglia 1 and Anglia 2. Photo: Contributed

East Anglian Air Ambulance's Anglia 1 and Anglia 2. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helped save Sandy Sutherland’s life. He’s repaying the favour by staging his annual fundraiser one last time so it can do the same for others.

Sandy Sutherland is organising his annual fundraising concert for the East Anglia Air Ambulance afte

Sandy Sutherland is organising his annual fundraising concert for the East Anglia Air Ambulance after he was saved by them whiling playing golf. Photo: Su Anderson - Credit: Su Anderson

He was airlifted to hospital in Colchester after suffering a heart attack while playing golf at Stoke By Nayland in 2007.

Mr Sutherland, from Kesgrave, has held a night of music and dancing ever since, raising more than £21,000 for the EAAA.

This Saturday’s event, at Kesgrave Social Club, features More Than Soul, The Skittles and a disco. Doors open at 7pm with the first band at 8pm. Tickets are £10 and available from the club or on the door on the night.

“It’s sad it’s the last time, but all good things must come to an end,” he said.


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“It never crosses your mind when you walk out the door in the morning you might not walk back through it. The next life it saves could be yours. It is people who come to nights like this that help keep the air ambulance flying so thank you.”

The EAAA is a local charity funded by the people of East Anglia. It operates two dedicated air ambulances, 365 days a year, across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

• Read Mr Sutherland’s story here.

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