6th Dec, 2016

Sainsbury's staff pledge support towards Warwickshire Air Ambulance

Shaun Reynolds 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STAFF at Sainsbury’s offices in Ansty Park have chosen to support the vital working of the Warwickshire Air Ambulance by nominating the cause as their charity of the year.

A host of exciting fundraising event are already being planned for the next 12 months which will help keep the air ambulance in the sky and saving lives.

Staff in the property, land and development and telecoms departments are hoping to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the air ambulance during the year.

Taking place on Sunday (September 25), employees are planning to take part in the Warwick Fun Colour Rush as a starting points towards their fundraising target.

With each mission the air ambulance runs costing in the region of £1,700, the charity relies entirely on public donations due to not receiving any government funding.

Jo Payne, senior fundraising manager for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, said it costs £1,700 “The support from Sainsbury’s will be a huge boost for our services.

“Without the generosity of local people the air ambulance simply would not exist – we are very grateful to Sainsbury’s and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Dean Clegg, Sainsbury’s property director said: “Our colleagues are very much looking forward to supporting the air ambulance.

“We have a track record of wholeheartedly throwing ourselves into all manner of activities in order to raise money for worthy causes such as this.

“We personally recognise the value of the service the air ambulance provides and know that our fundraising efforts will make a difference.”

If you’d like to help support the Air Ambulance and raise vital funds, email enquiries@theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 08454 130999.