A D7a Plant Launch team recently handed over a cheque donation to the Midlands Air Ambulance at their helipad base in Derbyshire. Also known as the “Brass Monkeys” the group threw their annual quiz night in July to fundraise for the charity. This was the third quiz night the team have held, raising a fantastic £2200 - beating their annual fundraising target of £2000 with five months left to go this year.
The whole department supports CSR activity in the community, as well as the quiz night many other local causes have benefitted from volunteering projects and fundraising, they’re also keen advocates of the JLR Motorvate scheme.
Midlands Air Ambulance have been providing critical care for 26 years, and the JLR manufacturing plants have supported them for the last five years raising nearly £90,000, which equates to 36 life saving missions. That total includes a Land Rover Defender which was donated to the charity in 2014, through Motorvate.
With no government funding, completely reliant on fundraising and donations, the Midlands Air Ambulance have a fleet of three helicopters for our region, all costing around £5m each! They carry advanced equipment and drugs which land ambulances don’t have, average time to each call out is 10 minutes and they are able to access remote areas quickly. The charity's mission statement is “Saving Lives by Saving Time” as each second really can make a difference in a life or death situation.
Thanks to Anthony Ingram, John Perks, Robin Scales, Lee Worrall and Charleigh Millership-Shone for helping to support the vital lifesaving care that the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity provide.
To find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance, visit their website, and you can watch this short video to find out more about our fundraising work with them.