The firm raised the money by organising and taking part in a range of sporting events and other endeavours throughout 2016. The firm’s fundraising got underway with a charity team abseil event last April, which raised £2,000 for the charity.
Hayley Purdy, trainee accountant at Clayton & Brewill, also took part in last year’s Virgin London Marathon to help raise money for the cause.
Other fundraising events, organised by the team, included a charity golf day and an anniversary party, which formed part of the firm’s 70th anniversary celebrations.
Established in 1946, Clayton & Brewill celebrated 70 years in business during 2016 and chose the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as the focus for its anniversary fundraising, as Neil South, partner at Clayton & Brewill explains:
“An air ambulance can get a patient to hospital in the fraction of time taken by a road ambulance, playing a vital role in the emergency services available in rural and less accessible areas, yet it is entirely reliant on public donations.
“Our team has arranged and taken part in various events and activities during the year to play a small part in helping the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance team raise the £2.1 million it needs every year to keep flying.
“I’m delighted at the amount we’ve raised and would like to thank the Clayton & Brewill team, along with our clients and contacts for their support with our fundraising efforts.”
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is based at Waddington in Lincolnshire from where its ‘Ambucopter’ can reach any point in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire in less than 20 minutes and transfer a patient to hospital within eight minutes.
The Ambucopter is fully equipped for almost any medical emergency and is staffed by a pilot, two paramedics and one doctor.
Karen Carter, Community Fundraiser (Notts) at Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, added:
“Each mission costs us just over £2,000 and we fly, on average, three missions each and every day – and many people don’t realise that we are 100% funded through public donations. Support such as this from Clayton & Brewill is incredibly important to our fundraising efforts and we are delighted at the amount of money that they have raised for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.”