British Ceramic Tile has pledged its support to two ambulance charities. The UK’s largest ceramic and glass tile manufacturer has nominated both the Devon Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Air Ambulance as its charities of the year, with staff across the business coming together to raise funds for both independently-funded charities.

Through a series of internal fundraising events and activities, the company has already raised over £1300 to split between the two charities.

Alongside the fundraising, British Ceramic Tile has also donated a standout sculpture produced by LEGO artist, Dave Hughes, artist at last year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, to Devon Air Ambulance, which is exhibited in the charity's Head Office foyer.

The sculpture, titled Collaborate signifies the collaboration, hard hard work and dedication that drives those who work for and support the charity. 

We love this sculpture," says Tracy Owen, Fundraising Manager at Devon Air Ambulance. "It represents our charity well, reflecting our vision, mission statement and values. Now, through an inspiring piece of art, the ethos of the charity is showcased very boldly. We’re delighted with this donation and all the funds the company has raised on our behalf.”

In 2017 it cost £6.4 million to keep Devon's Air Ambulances flying. Every penny of that money comes from the people of Devon who have raised funds for the charity, made donations, or remembered us in their will. There is no funding from central government or other organisations such as the National lottery, so the charity is very much by and for the people of Devon.

We’re proud to pledge our support to Devon Air Ambulance," says Jayne Adamson, Head of Retail Marketing & Brand at British Ceramic Tile. "The cost of keeping the trust up and running is phenomenal, so we’d like to think any contributions we make go some way towards supporting this fantastic operation.”

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