Council staff show support for air ambulance


Air ambulance crew with helicopter

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance crew

Staff at Blaby District Council raised £1,149 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) as their chosen charity for 2010-2011.

Councillor Barry Garner visited the charity’s air base at East Midlands Airport in April to hand over the cash on behalf of staff and meet the crew who fly daily life saving missions.

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 - Blaby District Council

Jane Toman

 

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.”

Fundraiser Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens

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.

Photo acknowledgement:
Air Ambulance Crew: BDC  |  Jane Toman: BDC  |  Sophie Stevens: dlraa.co.uk

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