New Hartham Park owners offer support to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

By Ben Carey on 3 June, 2024

The new owners of Hartham Park Estate have announced a charity partnership with Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

In January 2024, Lucent Investment Group acquired the Grade II Listed former country house estate which provides a variety of serviced office accommodation.

The partnership with Wiltshire Air Ambulance is part of Hartham Park Estate’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local community.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance operates across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas, up to 19 hours a day, 365 days a year. It costs £4.5 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying and saving lives – with funds raised largely from the public and local businesses.

To launch the partnership, Hartham Park Estate has announced it will host The Hartham Summer Festival on Saturday 13th July. The event will allow people to enjoy a fun-filled family day for free at the venue, with the opportunity to donate to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

There will be face painting, a treasure hunt and lots of games. Adults can enjoy champagne, strawberries and cream, whilst watching Wimbledon from the glamorous surroundings of The Ballroom.

There will also be a Stické competition for local businesses, where all entry fees will go to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The house at Hartham was designed by architect James Wyatt and built between 1790 and 1795, being used as a family home for many decades, and famously hosting Sir Winston Churchill on several occasions.

Matt Slade, Group Managing Director of Lucent Investment Group, said, “We are so happy and proud to be partnering with such an important local charity in Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

“We had an opportunity to see the helicopter up close recently and meet the charity’s amazing team, learning about their operations and the importance of their work in the community, which inspires us so much at Hartham Park Estate.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Deputy Chief Executive, Barbara Gray, added, “Partnering with Hartham Park Estate provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the local community in new and exciting ways.

“Not only will the partnership help raise awareness of our lifesaving work, the funds raised will help keep us flying and saving lives across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.”

For more information about The Hartham Summer Festival and to secure free tickets, visit harthamparkestate.co.uk.