Nationwide raises fantastic funds 

Nationwide Accident Repair Services are delighted to announce the total raised during their year-long charity partnership with UK Air Ambulances.

The team are delighted to have raised a staggering £42,363.15 this year, all of which will go directly towards helping UK Air Ambulances continue their life-saving work. The partnership has seen morale flying high throughout the business as the teams took on the challenge of raising as much money as possible to benefit their chosen charity!

UK Air Ambulances are run solely on charitable donations and receive no government or lottery funding. Nationwiders across the business voted to support UK Air Ambulances in March 2017, with the aim to help them continue to provide life-saving services which have personally affected some of the team.

Andrew Scriven, Corporate Liaison Officer for the Association of Air Ambulances said: “On behalf of the air ambulance charities of the UK, we would like to thank everyone at Nationwide Accident Repair Services for their incredible support. The donation received will go directly to impacting the lives of those most significantly unwell. Each day the air ambulances will be involved in approximately 70 missions, saving lives and improving the outcome for patients.”

From exercise classes to cake sales and even a tattoo, the Nationwide Team rallied around this cause without hesitation and fundraised enthusiastically all year round. With the added motivation of raising money for a local cause, many teams continued to improve upon their total despite having already hit their team target.

The Nationwide Teams have worked with Nationwide’s core values in mind throughout this charity partnership, seeing them work as a team to achieve the best fundraising result possible for UK Air Ambulances.

Michael Wilmshurst, Nationwide CEO, said: “It’s hard not to be very proud of a team that works so relentlessly hard and still finds time to think about others and raise money for such a great cause.”

Over the past year Nationwiders have even had the opportunity to visit local air ambulance bases to meet the teams they have been supporting and gain a better understanding of the work they do.

Bekki James, Corporate Fundraising Manager from Thames Valley Air Ambulance, said: “On behalf of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and our colleagues across the UK, I want to say a huge thank you to the team at Nationwide Accident Repair Services for their support.

“Their generosity has helped us all to deliver advanced care to people in a medical emergency night and day, 365 days a year. Our pilots, paramedics and doctors work together, at the frontline of saving lives. In 2017 UK Air Ambulances across the country attended over 20,000 life-saving missions. Every day, anyone in our communities could be in urgent need of our services. When the worst happens, our teams give patients the best chance.”

The Nationwide Team are rightfully proud of their efforts and achievements over the past 12 months and have enjoyed supporting such a worthy cause.

If your business would like to support The Devon Air Ambulance we would love to hear from you as we have a range of opportunities we would be thrilled to partner on!