Major radio manufacturer donates to air ambulance service after fundraising effort

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Staff at Sepura have given around £5,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service.

The money was raised across the first half of this year, via a number of “social or personal challenge events.” According to the company, the most arduous of these was undertaken by a group of 20 staff, who completed the 27-mile Yorkshire Peaks challenge in under 11 hours.
 
Fundraising activities also included an open day at the company’s offices in Cambridge, during which employees’ families had the opportunity to write software, as well as learning how to set-up a radio for use by a police officer.
 
Speaking of the donation, EAAA community fundraiser Tammy Swiderski said: “We are so very grateful to the whole team at Sepura. Their staff have raised a wonderful amount to support our Mission 24/7 campaign, to ensure we can offer emergency aid across East Anglia at any time of day or night.”
 
Sepura HR director Joe McHugh said: “Our staff have risen to the challenge of supporting East Anglian Air Ambulance through a variety of events. It’s been a great motivator for us to know that our radios are being used every day by the EAAA pilots and medics that go on these operations.”
 
A total of £13 million is required every year for EAAA to provide a 24/7 service.




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