22-Feb-2012 Source: Londonâ€™s Air Ambulance
Couttsâ€™ Products, Services & Marketing Department has appointed Londonâ€™s Air Ambulance as its Charity Partner for 2012. The charity was the outright winner, in a vote to all staff within the team, gaining 56% of the ballot.
Couttsâ€™ Charitable Foundation has donated an initial amount of Â£5,000 to kick start the fundraising and staff have set themselves a target to raise Â£50,000 by the end of the year. They aim to do this through a number of events which will take place throughout the next 12 months, including a charity auction and poker night through to regular cake sales.
To launch the partnership, Dr Richard Lyon gave a presentation to Coutts employees, including Coutts Chairman, Lord Home, about the vital work of the service. Dr Lyon was accompanied by pilot Captain Neil Jeffers and members of the Charityâ€™s fundraising team.
Commenting on the partnership Charity Director, David Oakley, said: â€œLondonâ€™s Air Ambulance relies heavily upon corporate support and donations from the public to ensure the continued provision of this life-saving service.Â We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a long established, highly respected organisation and are extremely grateful for their support.â€
Mark Evans, Head of Coutts Institute, went on to say: â€œWeÂ areÂ looking forward to raising funds for London’s Air Ambulance because it is providing a vital service to the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25, Equally important is the fact that LAA has also established a global reputation for pioneering medical excellence in pre-hospital care.â€