£20,000 donation to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

By Amanda Wilkins - 30 January 2024


Grant UK has presented Wiltshire Air Ambulance with a donation of £20,000 to support its lifesaving work.

Grant UK has supported the charity since 2019, with employees organising regular fundraising activities and the firm making annual donations.

Throughout the last 12 months, the Grant team, customers and suppliers have taken part in activities including wellness initiatives, rugby 'guess the score' sweepstakes, bake sales and fancy dress days.

They have also supported a Christmas raffle to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. These fundraisers all contributed towards Grant UK’s latest charity donation of £20,000.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance relies on donations; it costs an average of £4.5m a year to keep their lifesaving service operational 365 days a year.

The WAA Team is called out on an average of three times a day to patients 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.

Anna Wakefield, Head of Internal Sales and Marketing at Grant UK said: “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.

“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!”

For further information, people can visit www.grantuk.com/about/csr-hub/our-community.

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