Spring sprung and so did our staff…Into action with some serious spring cleaning of their cupboards in order to help in Great North Air Ambulance’s recycle appeal. ITPS is passionate about supporting many local charities and as part of our continuous fundraising efforts we try to keep our activities varied and consistent. Each month, the staff hold fundraisers for a charity of their choice and can be anything from a simple “dress down” day to an elaborate cake sale or games afternoon. This particular appeal was to provide GNAA with old clothing they can turn into life-saving aid, and this April saw staff and their families dig out their old clothes and donate an impressive 45 bags of recyclable materials to the fund in order to make a difference and support their local air ambulance in a convenient and environmentally friendly way.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations, to raise the £6m it needs every year to keep the service flying. It’s single biggest donor is its Trading Company, which performs a variety of recycling services that benefit both the general public, businesses and community groups. From clothing and linen to books and mobile phones. 100 per cent of profits generated from this recycling activity goes straight back to the charity which is always great to hear.
The GNNA crew attended many incidents this bank holiday alone and to think we can help in a small way by a task as simple as donating some old clothes, this is surely an activity others could easily get involved in too. We always see fantastic efforts from our staff with fundraisers of this nature and would highly recommend others to do the same. For more information and how you can help read more about the charity here.