21st Oct 2013

Commuters from east London and south Essex have generously donated almost £1,600 to London's Air Ambulance in a collection drive at Fenchurch Street. A team of volunteers and staff collected donations from passengers on Friday 24th May.

National Express train operator c2c backed passengers by donating £461 towards the total after staff chose London's Air Ambulance as the charity they wanted to benefit from c2c's annual employee survey.

Mark Davies, Director of Development for London's Air Ambulance, said: "The generosity of c2c employees and commuters helps London's Air Ambulance continue to serve the 10 million people who live, work and holiday within the M25.  As a charity relying heavily on donations from individuals and corporate partners we greatly appreciate this support and are proud to be c2c's charity of choice."

Svetlana Morris, c2c's Training Manager who organised the staff survey, said: "Our staff chose London's Air Ambulance as the charity who should benefit from our annual staff survey, so we have donated one pound for every employee who responded.  Combined with the generous donations of c2c passengers, we hope this money helps make a difference for the charity."