Colleagues at Ellis Whittam have presented North West Air Ambulance with a cheque for £4,115.
North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) has been a chosen charity partner for Ellis Whittam for the past year and has been the beneficiary of a series of fundraising efforts by staff.
NWAA is one of 18 air ambulance charities in the UK. Contrary to popular belief, the Air Ambulance is not part of the NHS and receives no government funding, so they rely solely on donations.
Ellis Whittam’s fundraising efforts will support up to 20 callouts.
Gillian Edwards, Regional Fundraising Manager at NWAA said: “We are so grateful for the support of Ellis Whittam. This donation of £4,115, as a result of their fundraising, is absolutely marvellous. As a charity which is totally reliant on donations to stay operational, contributions like these are vital for us to continue our life-saving work across the North West.”
Ellis Whittam colleagues have run a series of fundraising events over the last year to raise money including sweepstakes, dress down days, car washes, bake-offs and auctions.
Josephine Mann, speaking on behalf of Ellis Whittam’s colleague forum, said: “Colleagues at EW are absolutely thrilled to have raised such an amazing amount for such a worthy cause. We are delighted to know that our hard work raising this money will help to save so many lives.”
For more information on the North West Air Ambulance Charity or to donate, please visit www.nwaa.net or call on 0800 587 4570.