BSCP, the Leeds branch of engineering consultants GHA Livigunn, recently donated £3,750 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance from funds raised during the 10th GHA Livingunn Challenge.
The funds were raised through the popular GHA Livingunn Challenge, a bi-annual charity event compromising a weekend of grueling activities with teams raising as much money as possible for charity in exchange for the glory of being crowned challenge winners! In total £15,000 was raised and subsequently split across four charities, with Yorkshire Air Ambulance being chosen by the Leeds based team.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motorways but also rural and isolated locations. The swift medical interventions provided by the air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
To keep providing this life saving service, the charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations, like BSCP, to help ensure the daily running costs of the helicopters are met. To keep both of Yorkshire's air ambulances in the air, the charity has to raise a staggering £3.6 million per year; with the donation from BSCP going some way to help ensure that this service can continue to operate.
Nicky Massen from Yorkshire Air Ambulance commented: "On behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, I would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful efforts of colleagues at the Leeds branch of GHA Livigunn for raising a fantastic amount of funds to keep our two air ambulance operational and saving lives."
Baxter Ireland, Director at BSCP, added: "Yorkshire Air Ambulance does tremendous work and we are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile cause. The difference that the charity makes can literally be a case of life and death and we wanted to contribute to their efforts and show our recognition and aprreciation for the work they do across Yorkshire."