Over the course of 2019, Grant UK’s staff were busy completing fundraising activities in aid of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, resulting in the company presenting the local charity with a donation of £10,000 to help support its work.
At the beginning of last year, Grant UK announced that its chosen charity to support in 2019 was the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The charity, based less than 10 miles from Grant UK’s Headquarters in Devizes, provides a vital emergency service within Wiltshire and the surrounding area. It is equipped to deliver Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and, in 2019, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance completed 1,233 missions. The charity is funded solely by donations so support from local people and businesses is essential to allow Wiltshire Air Ambulance to do what it strives to do – saving lives.
Throughout 2019, Grant UK held a series of fundraising activities both internally and externally – culminating in the annual staff raffle which took place before Christmas. The raffle raised nearly £700 alone thanks to ticket sales and the great selection of prizes, the majority of which had been donated by some of Grant UK’s suppliers.
“We are thrilled to present Wiltshire Air Ambulance with this donation,” comments Anna Wakefield, Head of Marketing at Grant UK. “2019 was our first year working with this local charity and it was great to learn more about the fantastic work they carry out on a daily basis. Charity fundraising has become a very important part of Grant UK with staff from all departments getting involved. With the Wiltshire Air Ambulance being a local charity whose assistance may be needed by any one of us, staff have really got behind supporting this great cause.
“Grant UK is pleased to confirm that it will be continuing to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance this year as well. 2020 is the 30th anniversary of the charity so it should be a busy year of fundraising to mark this milestone. Everyone at Grant UK is really looking forward to working closely with the Wiltshire Air Ambulance for another year and raising more funds to support its role in the local community.”