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Keeping life-saving charity flying high to save lives

Posted onPosted on 26th Jan

Mansfield Building Society staff raised £2,844 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to support its life saving missions across the region — and the Society’s Charitable Trust contributed a further £2,500.

Employees at The Mansfield voted to adopt the charity as its charity partner at the end of 2019.

Staff have been fundraising throughout the pandemic to help the charity, which provides critical lifesaving services to those in urgent need, where every second counts.

Although the pandemic has hindered some planned fundraising, staff rose to the challenge by arranging raffles and sponsored lunches, as well as other activities.

Vickie Preston, head of HR at The Mansfield, said: “As a local building society, colleagues are committed to supporting our community, and what better way to do this than fundraising for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance — a key medical service that operates across our Heartland Area.

“The emergency care provided by the Air Ambulance is crucial and we are very proud to play an active part in extending availability of the service to help those urgently in need.”
On average the air ambulance flies three missions per day, which cost around £2,500 each.

Tanya Taylor, corporate development fundraiser for the air ambulance, said: “Patients are at the heart of everything we do. With crews on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, our highly-skilled doctors and paramedics help people involved in life-threatening incidents.

“Whether on board the helicopter or one of our critical care cars, the crew transports a mini A&E department to patients involved in emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrest and road traffic collisions to assaults.

“We work closely with our fantastic NHS but we don’t receive any funding. On behalf of the team, a huge thank you to everyone at Mansfield Building Society for truly making a difference.”