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April 11 2012.

Life-saving charity Sussex Air Ambulance is celebrating the county day with a series of quiz nights at pubs throughout the region.

Sussex Day (June 16th) has become a popular way for residents to celebrate the county's rich heritage and was launched in 2007, the same month the helicopter first took flight.

To mark the joint anniversary, Sussex Air Ambulance is kicking off with a bumper quiz night on the eve of the big day (June 15th) at the Anchor Inn at Barcombe.

Other pubs will be holding quizzes on Sussex Day to raise much-needed funds to help the pilot, doctor and critical care paramedic continue to save lives in the county.

Head of Fundraising Bridget Pepper said: "Every year traders, schoolchildren, employers, businesses, in fact everyone in the county, have the opportunity to use the day to display everything that is good about Sussex.

"So why not dedicate the evening to raise funds for your local Air Ambulance by hosting a quiz night? We will send you the questions and answers and posters to advertise the evening, all you need to supply is a prize for the winning team.

"We are trying to get as many public houses as possible across the county to join in so it will be a great fundraising and awareness campaign for your life-saving helicopter."

Quiz nights will be held on Sussex Day at The Dun Horse (Mannings Heath), Inn on the Green (Haywards Heath), The Sportsman (East Grinstead and Goddards Green), Red Lion (Ashington), The Elsted Inn (Midhurst), The Kings Head (Rye), The George Hotel (Hailsham), Chambers Bar (Eastbourne), The Tudor Tavern (East Preston), The Labouring Man (Codwaltham), Rising Sun (Upper Beeding) and The Hope Inn (Newhaven).

Teams of six to eight members are needed for the first quiz night at the Anchor Inn on June 15th at 8pm.

To order tickets, which cost £5 per person, or to register your pub for a quiz, call Amy Salter on 01622 833833 or email