Staff choose charity of the year
Staff at Eurocell have chosen the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance as one of its two charities of the year.
They will be starting off 12 months of fundraising by putting up a team of 10 runners for the Derby 10K on April 9.
The company says it is aiming to harness the altruism and energy of its staff in this fundraising and, to match this, the Eurocell board has also committed to augment employees’ own efforts with a “significant” corporate contribution.
Collette Richardson, fundraising manager for Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, said: “’This fantastic support from Eurocell is a huge boost for us. It costs us £1700 to fly every lifesaving mission and we rely on the public to keep our services going so being chosen as Eurocell ‘s charity of the year is really great news.‘”
The other charity Eurocell is formally supporting is the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Mark Kelly, Eurocell CEO, said: “You can only commend the initiative of our people in supporting on these two fantastic organisations – it’s totally indicative of the great spirit that we have here in Eurocell. We are in uncertain times and, in days like these, charities cannot rely on the largesse of the public in their usual way – and we imagine every penny will be most welcome, not least by those assisted and cared for both by Starlight and the DLRAA.”