23rd Oct 2013
Coutts’ Products, Services & Marketing Department has appointed London’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.
Coutts’ Charitable Foundation has donated an initial amount of £5,000 to kick start the fundraising and staff have set themselves a target to raise £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 Charity’s fundraising team.
Commenting on the partnership Charity Director, David Oakley, said: “London’s Air Ambulance relies heavily upon corporate support and donations from the public to ensure the continued provision of this life-saving service. We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a long established, highly respected organisation and are extremely grateful for their support.”
Mark Evans, Head of Coutts Institute, went on to say: “We are 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.”