We are delighted to announce that we’ve recently become a corporate supporter of The Children’s Air Ambulance. Featured left to right is David Reeves, Fundraising Manager & our very own Paul Barnes, Managing Director, pictured in front of the CAA’s latest recruit, which incidentally costs £1.5 million every year to keep in the air. (Photograph by Terry Mcnamara – www.terrymcphotography.co.uk)
This amazing charity gets absolutely ZERO funding from the Government or National Lottery fund, so every penny raised is done by the fabulous team of fundraisers and corporate sponsors spread the length and breadth of the UK! They literally help save the lives of children by providing a service that reduces travel times to hospital and access to the specialists who will treat them. When a matter of minutes can mean the difference between life and death The Children’s Air Ambulance can greatly improve a child’s chances of survival.
Recently they heard of a case where a mother and her son endured a 6 hour journey by road in an Ambulance from Manchester to Great Ormond Street Hospital, resulting in them having to wait until the next day for the specialist treatment that was so urgently needed. If the Children’s Air Ambulance had been available the predicted door-to-door time was approximately 1 hour, meaning the child would have received the treatment the same day. See this amazing story on the video at the bottom of this article!
As an agency we feel it’s becoming increasingly important to try and give something back to the community and make a real positive impact to good causes wherever we can. And we couldn’t think of a much nobler or worthy cause to support than The Children’s Air Ambulance. We hope some of our friends, colleagues and clients will embrace this too!
Over the coming months we’re going to be pledging our time and our money to help raise funds for this remarkable charity. Our team will be putting our creative heads together to come up with some exciting ideas to raise money for our new friends. Keep your eyes peeled for our fundraising activities which will be taking off shortly!
To find out more about this great charity or to donate visit: http://www.thechildrensairambulance.org.uk/