Grant UK gives Wiltshire Air Ambulance a lift

Grant UK has donated £10,000 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA), a local charity that has been supported by staff at the company since 2019.

Despite the limitations on normal fundraising activities such as bake-offs, staff events and raffles during 2020, the Grant team still managed to pull together and raise a fantastic £10,000 for its chosen charity.

The fundraising activities included a Valentine’s Day bake sale, which raised £100. Grant UK’s head of marketing, Anna Wakefield, ran the virtual Bath Half Marathon and raised £810 for the charity through her JustGiving page. Other initiatives, including the selling of old company equipment and furniture, also contributed to the total.

“2020 was an incredibly difficult year for charities in particular,” said Anna. “Despite the pandemic and restrictions, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance has continued to deliver vital medical assistance and support to critically ill and injured patients throughout. Charity funding is more important than ever and Grant UK is thrilled to present this latest donation to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and we are also pleased to confirm that our support for this local charity will continue into 2021.”

WAA fundraising manager, Des Regan, added:
“We’d like to thank everyone at Grant UK for their continued support for our lifesaving charity. Wiltshire Air Ambulance has been operating on the front line throughout the coronavirus pandemic and that wouldn’t be possible without the support of generous donations from the public and companies like Grant UK.

This donation of £10,000 is essentially like Grant UK funding our operations for a whole day – which is a tremendous effort.”