Charity efforts set to reach new heights with air ambulance partnership

trentbarton’s fundraising efforts look set to really take off in 2015 after our teams voted to adopt Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as their charity of the year.

The charity came out on top in a poll of trentbarton employees who were asked to pick a winner from a shortlist of around a dozen worthy causes nominated by staff and customers.Last year we raised more than £8,000 for Help for Heroes, and this year it hopes to match or surpass that sum for the Air Ambulance.

Jeff Counsell, trentbarton Managing Director, explained: “From family fun days and fancy dress on the buses, to cheeky calendars and fun competitions, trentbarton has always driven the extra mile for worthy causes.

“Once again we’ve a host of exciting events lined up for the year ahead, and we’re delighted that they will help to keep the air ambulance flying high.

“The service is responsible for saving many lives in the communities we serve, and we are proud to be supporting them in 2015.”

The LNAA, which this year celebrates its 21st birthday, does not receive any government or lottery funding and needs to raise around £1.8 million a year to keep flying.

Karen Carter, Community Fundraiser, explained: “The money comes from fantastic public and corporate partners such as trentbarton, and without their donations we simply would not have an Air Ambulance.

“At LNAA we are extremely proud of how we run our charity. We keep running costs to an absolute minimum, and we are one of the best charities in the country in terms of donations going exactly where the donor wants them to go.

“We would like to thank all the team at trentbarton for choosing to support us during 2015, and we’ll be working very closely together to come up with some extraordinary fundraising ideas, so watch this space!”