The donation comes as a result of Grant UK staff's fundraising activities throughout 2019.
At the beginning of last year, Grant UK announced that its chosen charity for 2019 would be the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
During the year, Grant UK held a series of fundraising activities both internally and externally. These included ‘Food Fridays’, themed bake sales, dress-up days, and culminated with Grant UK’s annual staff raffle, which took place over the Christmas holiday.
The raffle alone raised nearly £700 thanks to a selection of prizes the majority of which had been donated by some of Grant UK’s suppliers.
In addition, some of Grant UK’s employees participated in external fundraising activities. This included completing ‘Dry January’ and taking part in the White Horse Walk; an event organised by Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Staff raised over £1,100 from these two events thanks to the generosity of colleagues, friends and family.
“We are thrilled to present Wiltshire Air Ambulance with this donation,” comments Anna Wakefield, Head of Marketing at Grant UK. “2019 was our first year working with this local charity and it was great to learn more about the fantastic work they carry out on a daily basis.
“Charity fundraising has become a very important part of Grant UK, with staff from all Departments getting involved. With the Wiltshire Air Ambulance being a local charity whose assistance may be needed by any one of us, staff have really got behind supporting this great cause.
Wakefield continues: “Grant UK is pleased to confirm that it will be continuing to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance this year as well.
“2020 is the 30th anniversary of the charity so it should be a busy year of fundraising to mark this milestone. Everyone at Grant UK is really looking forward to working closely with the Wiltshire Air Ambulance for another year and raising more funds to support its role in the local community.”
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which is funded solely by donations, is based less than ten miles from Grant UK’s Headquarters in Devizes, and completed 1,233 missions in 2019.