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Air ambulance flying high thanks to Derwent Living donations

Created on Thursday, January 19th, 2017
by Kathryn Shaw

More than £6,000 has been raised by Derwent Living, in support of the Air Ambulance – to help save more lives across Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicestershire.

L to R: Mitchell Allseybrook, Harriet Phillipson, Dr Mark Folman, Paramedic Steve Dick and Pilot John Murray

L to R: Mitchell Allseybrook, Harriet Phillipson, Dr Mark Folman, Paramedic Steve Dick and Pilot John Murray

Throughout 2016, staff at Derwent Living held a range of fundraising events and completed sponsored challenges to raise much needed funds for the worthwhile cause.

Lynn Clayton, assistant director of housing, said: “We chose the Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicestershire air ambulance as our charity of the year because they rely solely on donations to complete the life-saving work they do. With our main office in the East Midlands we wanted to support a charity that will make a difference to the community we serve and we’re really proud to hand over a cheque today for more than £6,000.”

Staff hosted bake sales, raffles and completed charity runs among other activities throughout 2016, to raise money and awareness for the cause. The bumper donation was also supported by Efficiency East Midlands, through a generous community grant.

Collette Richardson, fundraising manager at the Air Ambulance, said: “Our charity helps ensure that those who need urgent medical attention get the best pre-hospital care and rapid transport to specialist hospitals. Each mission costs around £1,700 so we’re really grateful for donations like the one from Derwent Living, which will fund a whole day’s worth of missions, and we’re delighted that they chose us as their charity of the year in 2016.”

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