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Doorstep cash plea

PUBLISHED: 18:03 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 August 2010

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A FIRST-aid charity is launching a major door-to-door fundraising campaign to help replace its fleet of vehicles. Kent St John Ambulance began its county-wide fundraising campaign in Gravesend on Tuesday. Over the next few weeks St John Ambulance fundra

A FIRST-aid charity is launching a major door-to-door fundraising campaign to help replace its fleet of vehicles.

Kent St John Ambulance began its county-wide fundraising campaign in Gravesend on Tuesday.

Over the next few weeks St John Ambulance fundraisers will be calling at houses in the town asking residents to consider becoming long-term donors. They will not be collecting cash or cheques.

One of the key aims of the campaign is to raise funds to replace eight of the 27 ambulances in Kent. Each fully equipped vehicle will cost £57,000. Vanessa Hannan, chief executive for St John Ambulance Kent, said: "We depend heavily on private and corporate donations, as we receive no government funding in carrying out our duties."

Fundraisers will be wearing St John Ambulance clothing and carrying identity badges. They will also able to answer questions on the work of St John Ambulance, first-aid training or becoming a volunteer.

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