In order to hit its target, Nexus is arranging a series of fundraising initiatives throughout the year, with activities including a Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge on 15 August which will see Nexus staff walk the gruelling 23-mile trail that includes Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Leading from the front, Nexus CEO, David Brennan will also cycle from Harrogate to Scarborough and back on a sponsored 160-mile bike ride in July.
Since forming the partnership, eight Nexus employees have visited the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Air Support Unit at Nostell Priory, enabling them to receive greater insight into how the service operates.
David Brennan, Chief Executive at Nexus says: “As a Yorkshire-based business we are committed to supporting this vital service, which saves lives across our region every day and is close to the hearts of so many of our customers, colleagues and partners.
“Like the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, we aim to deliver the fastest response times and are continually innovating. These shared values bring real synergy to our partnership.”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a rapid response emergency service to five million people across Yorkshire – England’s largest region. It needs to raise £12,000 each day to keep its two helicopters flying. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attends over 1,000 missions each year which is an average three missions every single day.
Kerry Garner, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Regional Fundraising Manager for West and South Yorkshire added: “As an independent charity we rely solely on the generosity of the public and kind donations from businesses to ensure our helicopters and medical teams can continue saving lives across Yorkshire.
“Many of the incidents we attend occur on our region’s motorways and roads, so to have Nexus, a corporate vehicle rental provider, lending its support to this vital service is very pertinent. We are incredibly grateful to the Nexus team for their support and look forward to building a strong relationship with them as their fundraising efforts continue.”