Leeds business Breathing Space HR already raise over £5k for lifesaving children’s charity
After announcing the national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) as their Charity of the Year in June, Leeds-based business, Breathing Space HR, have already raised half their pledged amount to support the lifesaving service for critically ill babies and children across the UK.
Breathing Space HR is a HR Consultancy firm based in Farsley, Leeds – a team of HR professionals who share passion and strong ethical values, especially when it comes to supporting charities like the Children’s Air Ambulance.
To date, the dedicated team have raised a brilliant £5,232.40 towards their £10,000 target to support the vital service. They achieved this by organising a raffle raising £545.00, a golf day raising £4,412.00 and placing a clothing bank at the business which has been emptied twice, raising £275.40 – with many other initiatives taking place in 2023 to raise as much as possible for the worthy charity.
MD of Breathing Space HR, Suzie Bogle said, “Myself and the team are really chuffed to have raised over half our target for the Children’s Air Ambulance already, enabling this vital service to continue its missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK. We have more fundraising ideas planned to get us to the £10,000, including a Golf Event on 30 June 2023 at Cookridge Hall.”
Partnerships with companies such as these provide vital support to ensure the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue to fly potentially lifesaving transfer missions.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of pediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.
The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including Embrace (Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service), based in Barnsley, undertaking patient transfers for all children – from newborns and infants, up to teenagers within Yorkshire and beyond.
“We would like to say a massive thank you to the Breathing Space HR Team, we are incredibly proud of what they have achieved in such a short space of time,” expressed Community Fundraising Executive, Sharon Evans.
“We receive no government funding, so we rely entirely on donations to keep our lifesaving service flying. Every penny from wonderful partnerships such as this is vital in helping us to keep saving the lives of countless babies and children,” she added.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of lifesaving high-speed transfers in 2023. To help mark the momentous milestone the charity is asking for supporters to send in any photos, footage or clippings, or share their stories to help showcase how well the children’s service has developed over the years into the pioneering transfer service it is today. To get involved please visit www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3047 999.