Grant UK lends support to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

By Ben Carey on 30 January, 2024

Swindon-based Grant UK has presented Wiltshire Air Ambulance with a donation of £20,000 to support the charity’s life-saving work.

Grant UK, which designs and manufactures heating products, has supported Wiltshire Air Ambulance since 2019. During this time employees have organised regular fundraising activities, with the company presenting the charity with annual donations to support their essential provision of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services throughout Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance relies on donations to raise the £4.5 million needed each year to keep their lifesaving service operational. The charity is called out on an average of three times a day to people who have suffered serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Their critical care team have the expertise and equipment to provide lifesaving care with the speed of the helicopter helping to get patients to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible.   

Anna Wakefield, Head of Internal Sales and Marketing at Grant UK, said, “Having worked closely with Wiltshire Air Ambulance for several years now, the Grant Team have a thorough understanding of the essential service that this charity provides to the local community.

“We welcomed representatives of the charity to our Head Office last year for one of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions which gave us the opportunity to find out more about their recent work and speak to members of the medical team. In 2023, our support was as strong as ever and this resulted in our latest donation which now brings our grand total raised for Wiltshire Air Ambulance to £65,000. We are also thrilled to confirm that we will be continuing to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2024 as a charity partner for another year.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Corporate Partnerships Lead, Naomi Barker, said, “We can’t thank Grant UK enough for their incredible fundraising efforts to support our lifesaving charity.

“In the four years Grant UK has partnered with Wiltshire Air Ambulance, they’ve effectively funded over four days’ of our work, which is potentially 16 missions. Their support has made such a difference in the community. They’re life-savers!”