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£20,000 donation launches year long partnership

International healthcare service organisation Ashfield has chosen Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance as one of its charities of the year.

Ashfield, through their company-wide initiative to support local communities, Ashfield Cares, has picked us as one of its beneficiaries for 2017 along with Burton Hospitals Charity.

Employees from Ashfield’s head office in Ashby, Leicestershire, visited our base at East Midlands Airport to hand over a cheque for £20,000 to officially launch our partnership.

The 12 month link up will include a number of fundraising and volunteering initiatives.

Ashfield Chief Executive Chris Corbin said: “We heard from the air ambulance earlier this year about the invaluable work they do.

“Our vision at Ashfield is to help improve lives so when we heard how their services impact the community local to our global head office, it was a unanimous decision for the Ashfield Cares Committee in Ashby to support such a great cause.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the DLRAA as one of our two focus charities throughout 2017 and we hope the initial £20,000 donation helps towards keeping such a vital service in the skies.”

Jo Payne, national partnership manager for The Air Ambulance Service, said: “This brilliant support from Ashfield is fantastic news for us.

“It costs us £1,700 to fly every lifesaving mission and we rely on the public to keep our services going so being chosen as one of their charities of the year will have a huge impact. This donation is an amazing start to our partnership.’’

To find out how you can keep us flying click here or call 0300 3045 999.


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