Goughs Solicitors raises £9,500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

By Anita Jaynes on March 03, 2015

Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors has announced that they have raised £9,500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The law firm which has offices in Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham and Trowbridge considered a number of extremely worthwhile local charities before it selected Wiltshire Air Ambulance as its Charity Partner of the Year for 2014.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides a vital helicopter emergency medical service throughout the county, saving the lives of people living, working and travelling in Wiltshire. It currently costs £2.5m a year to keep the air ambulance operational.

Over the course of the year, Goughs held and participated in a number of events in support of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, including the ‘Goughs Golf Day’ which was attended by over 100 guests from the Wiltshire business community and raised in excess of £6,500 for the charity.

The law firm also participated in the Chippenham Dragon Boat Race and the Corsham 10k, where Goughs runners raised over £2,000 alone. Goughs also ran a Car Boot Sale Challenge and a World Cup Competition to raise further funds.

Martin Lang, Senior Partner at Goughs Solicitors commented “We are delighted to have raised this money for such a worthwhile cause. Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertakes essential lifesaving work, day and night, for the benefit of everyone in Wiltshire – we are extremely lucky to have such a valuable service in our county”.

Rebecca de la Bedoyere, Fundraising Manager at Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said “We are incredibly grateful for the support that everyone at Goughs has shown us over the past year, and delighted by the fantastic amount they have raised. It’s a terrific achievement and a credit to all their hard work in organising so many fundraising events and initiatives. We need to raise £6,850 every day to keep our helicopter and crew flying, and we are called out to 2-3 emergencies per day on average. Through their effort and commitment, the team at Goughs has raised enough to pay for well over a day, so this truly is a life-saving amount.”

 Pictured above: Martin Lang (right), Senior Partner at Goughs Solicitors, presents a cheque for £9,500 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance HEMS Paramedics Richard Miller (left) and Matt Baskerville (middle)