Grant UK donates a further £20,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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

WAA has been Grant UK’s chosen charity since 2019. 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 and the surrounding areas.

Throughout the last 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 a Christmas raffle, all of which contributed towards Grant UK’s latest donation.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity that relies on donations, with it costing an average of £4.5 million a year to keep the service operational 365 days-a-year. The team is called out 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.

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!”

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