Legal eagles flying high to raise air ambulance funds
Cake sales were offset with sponsored runs in a mammoth fundraising effort by a law firm.
Martin Tolhurst Solicitors presented staff at the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust with a cheque for £4,400.
The cash will go towards the cost of medical training for a doctor or paramedic and a new ventilator to help patients.
To raise the funds, Martin Tolhurst staff across Kent, including the branch at Ashford’s Orbital Park, took part in sweepstakes, bake-off challenges and cake sales, themed dress-up days, a Christmas hamper raffle and a sponsored colour run where 12 staff completed a 5km run whilst being covered in coloured dyes. That raised £2,000 alone.
Julie Clare, of the air ambulance trust said: “The charity partnership with Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has been fantastic. The team has shown some great ways to fund raise and the money will certainly help to make a real difference to the service we provide.”
Martin Tolhurst managing partner Richard Carter said: “Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust were voted by our staff members to be our Charity of the Year because of the fantastic work they do at a local and county wide level.
“The work that the trust does is critical and means so much to the individuals, families and friends they assist. We are glad we have been able to support the charity so they can continue to provide such invaluable life-saving medical care in emergency situations in remote locations when they need it the most.”
Dr Antony Hudson and Critical Care Paramedic Adam Ormrod receive a cheque from Martin Tolhurst staff Dana Gray, Victoria Aked, Mark Price and Rebecca Young