Grant UK donates further £20,000

Grant UK has presented Wiltshire Air Ambulance with a donation of £20,000 to support the lifesaving work the charity provides to the local community with their delivery of critical medical care.

Monday, 29 January 2024

Grant UK cheque presentation of £20,000

Since 2019, Grant UK has supported Wiltshire Air Ambulance. During this time, employees have organised regular fundraising activities with the company presenting the charity with annual donations to support their essential provision of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services throughout Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.

Throughout the 12 months, the Grant Team, customers and suppliers have taken part in several activities including wellness initiatives, rugby guess the score sweepstakes, bake sales, fancy dress days and also supported a Christmas Raffle to raise funds for the charity. These fundraisers helped to contribute towards Grant UK’s latest charity donation of £20,000!

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity that relies on donations with it costing an average of £4.5million 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 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.”

Anna Wakefield, head of internal sales and marketing at Grant UK.

“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!”

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