The donation of £20,000 will support the lifesaving work of the charity that delivers critical medical care to the local community.
Grant UK has supported the charity since 2019 with employees organising regular fundraising activities to enable the company to present annual donations. The vital funds raised support the essential provision of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services throughout Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.
Throughout the last twelve months, the Grant Team, customers, and suppliers have taken part in several activities including wellness initiatives, guess the rugby score sweepstakes, bake sales and fancy-dress days as well as a Christmas raffle to raise funds, all of which contributed towards Grant UK’s latest donation.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is a charity that relies on donations to maintain lifesaving services 365 days a year with average annual costs of £4.5million. The WAA Team is called out three times a day, on average, to people who have suffered serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Their critical care team have the expertise and equipment to provide lifesaving care with the speed of the helicopter helping to get patients to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible.
“Having worked closely with WAA for several years now, the Grant Team have a thorough understanding of the essential service that this charity provides to the local community,” comments Anna Wakefield, Head of Internal Sales and Marketing at Grant UK.
“We welcomed WAA representatives to our Head Office last year for one of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions which gave us the opportunity to find out more about their recent work and speak to members of the WAA medical team.
“In 2023, our support was as strong as ever and this resulted in our latest donation which now brings our grand total raised for WAA to £65,000. We are also thrilled to confirm that we will be continuing to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2024 as a Charity Partner for another year.”
Wiltshire Air Ambulance corporate partnerships lead Naomi Barker said: “We can’t thank Grant UK enough for their incredible fundraising efforts to support our lifesaving charity.
“In the four years Grant UK has partnered with Wiltshire Air Ambulance, they’ve effectively funded over four days’ of our work, which is potentially 16 missions. Their support has made such a difference in the community. They’re lifesavers!”