Leeds business raises over £10,000 to support lifesaving children’s charity
Since announcing the national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) as their Charity of the Year for 2022-2023, Breathing Space has now amazingly surpassed its target of raising £10,000 to support the lifesaving charity, which this year, celebrates 10 years of dedicated service.
Breathing Space 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.
The team at Breathing Space have amazingly managed to raise over £10,000 with various fundraising initiatives throughout 2022 and 2023, including hosting a clothing bank at their office over the year, which raised £1,300 for the lifesaving children’s charity and diverted textiles from landfill at the same time.
More recently, on 30 June 2023, the dedicated team held a Corporate Golf Day at Cookridge Hall to help support the vital missions of the Children’s Air Ambulance, raising £4,390, including a raffle on the day. This brings the total amount raised in just one year to £10,645.00 –a fantastic achievement.
MD of Breathing Space HR, Suzie Bogle, said, “A big thank you to all those who joined us at the recent charity golf event held at Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Breathing Space clients, friends, and colleagues came together to support the Children’s Air Ambulance. It was a wonderful day filled with camaraderie, sunshine and showers!
“Through our collective efforts, we successfully raised £4,390 to add to our previous funds, now totaling over £10,000! The funds raised will undoubtedly contribute to the vital work carried out by this amazing charity, and I am proud of the impact we’ve made together”.
“We look forward to continuing to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance in 2024,” she added.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric 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.
Partnerships with companies such as Breathing Space provide vital support to ensure the Children’s Air Ambulance can continue to fly potentially lifesaving transfer missions.
“We would like to say a massive thank you to the Breathing Space team and we are delighted to see that they have smashed their target of £10,000 this year,” expressed Community Fundraising Executive, Sharon Evans.
“We receive no government funding, so we rely entirely on donations like this to keep our lifesaving service flying. Every penny they have raised is vital in helping us to keep saving the lives of countless babies and children.
“We can’t wait to continue working with them in 2024,” she added.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of lifesaving high-speed transfers in 2023 and is encouraging people to visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To learn more or to support the charity, please visit www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.