[F]ollowing a hugely successful first year of operating a Charity of the Year initiative where more than £23,000 was raised for two local hospices, the staff at David Allen have voted The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) as their new charity Partner from September 2016.
GNAAS operates three helicopters, 365 days a year, across Cumbria, the North-East and North Yorkshire with the crew responding to around 1,000 call outs each year. On board each aircraft are specialist trauma doctors and paramedics, who bring accident and emergency expertise to the scene.
GNAAS is charitably funded and therefore they ensure they make the best possible use of the money available to them by acting primarily for life-threatening or potentially life-threatening incidents.
Alison Welton, Partner at the firm said: “As a well-known, reputable employer across Cumbria, David Allen recognises the importance of giving something back to the communities in which we live and work. GNAAS are saving lives across our County and given the rural location of our Cumbrian economy we couldn’t think of a better charity to support! We are delighted to be working with GNAAS over the next year and have lots of events and activities planned to boost our fundraising.”
Grahame Pickering MBE, Chief Executive from GNAAS: “We are honoured to have been chosen by David Allen and are excited to work with the team over the year ahead. Last year, we attended 462 incidents from our base at Langwathby, near Penrith. This simply would not have been possible without the support of the local community and businesses such as David Allen. The money raised will allow us to be there for patients in their time of need and we would like to thank everyone at the firm for thinking of us.”
To learn more about the David Allen Charity of the Year initiative or to apply to be next year’s chosen charity visit www.david-allen.co.uk/about-us/community or call 01228 711888.