Staff at Blaby District Council raised £1,149 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) as their chosen charity for 2010-2011.
Officers at the Council organised monthly dress down days, charity quizzes and cake sales throughout the year to raise money for the air ambulance.
Jane Toman, director at Blaby District Council said:
“As a local authority it’s fantastic that we can help support organisations in our area that need it.
“I think the air ambulance team do a marvellous job in saving so many lives and they deserve all the help they can get.”
Sophie Stevens, Leicestershire fundraising manager for the DLRAA, said:
“It costs us over £1.7million a year to keep on flying and saving lives and we do not receive any government or lottery funding so the support of council staff in Blaby and fundraising events such as this are vital.”
For more information about the DLRAA visit www.dlraa.co.uk
Charity Choice for 2011/2012
The Council’s staff charity for 2011-12 is Hope Against Cancer which was set up in 2003 to increase the funds available for cancer research in Leicestershire and Rutland and help improve the area’s status as a leading centre for cancer research.
Air Ambulance Crew: BDC | Jane Toman: BDC | Sophie Stevens: dlraa.co.uk