What another day of excitement for SERV SSL as we became the proud owners of a new (to us), Landrover Discovery 4×4. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our newest fleet member ‘Michael’, named of course after Saint Michael, the patron saint of police officers. A former Surrey Police vehicle, ‘Michael’ was donated to us by Surrey Police, as part of SERV SSL being the Chief Constable’s Chosen Charity. Presenting the key’s to ‘Michael’, ACC Jon Savell said: “We are pleased to be able to support this charity in the amazing work they do … and will continue to offer assistance where we can.” This amazing donation will ensure that SERV SSL will be able to guarantee its lifesaving service in all weathers. We were fortunate as well to meet Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro, who expressed his enthusiasm for the work that SERV SSL does (and a liking for our FJR1300 motorbikes).
It was also a poignant day for us: the running costs for ‘Michael’ are already taken care of, thanks to a donation from the family of Brian Ingham, who was a big fan of the work SERV SSL does. Brian passed away recently but his partner Debbie and daughters Jill and Charlotte were there to see ‘Michael’ handed over. The donation in Brian’s name is gratefully recognised on the side of ‘Michael’ with the words: “Fuelled by the kind donations given in memory of Brian Ingham”.
Not only will ‘Michael’ be in action looking after the south east’s hospitals and the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance but we’ve also happily agreed to use ‘Michael’ in difficult weather conditions, to assist in getting first responders to their place of work. Looks like ‘Michael’ is going to be a busy boy!