£11,000 raised for Midlands Air Ambulance
ERA has raised £11,262.86 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
The company had set a £10,000 target, and staff at the company are over the moon to have exceeded this figure.
Each life-saving mission undertaken by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity costs the charity approximately £2,500. The money raised by ERA therefore is enough to cover four such missions.
Employees used their ingenuity to come up with a broad variety of fund-raising activities, including a book sale, a Valentines’ raffle, a Grand National competition, a World Cup raffle and sweepstake, a Christmas raffle, a sponsored Snowden walk, and the use of collection tins. In addition, ERA’s suppliers kindly made donations.
Commenting on the donation, Jon Cottrell of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “Many people are unaware that we are reliant on donations to keep us operational as we receive no government funding. We’re extremely grateful to ERA’s staff for this contribution, which will help to keep our aircraft airborne. For anyone wishing to know more about how to get involved with the charity, please visit www.midlandsairambulance.com for more information.”