July 13, 2017 at 1:39 PM
Lincolnshire based accountancy firm, Nicholsons Chartered Accountants, have chosen the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as the firm’s first ever ‘Charity of the Year’.
Fifty employees from the firm were asked to nominate a charity and then cast their votes. In a closely contested internal poll, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service based at RAF Waddington emerged top.
Community Fundraiser for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Faye Nam said “It is fantastic that Nicholsons have chosen us as their Charity of the Year and we are definitely looking forward to the year ahead. We need to raise £2.5million every year to support the operations of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and to keep our yellow Ambucopter flyer. The Charity doesn’t receive any direct government funding so relies entirely on the generous donations from members of the public and local businesses just like Nicholsons”.
Nicholsons Chartered Accountants has offices in Lincoln and Market Rasen. The firm has been serving local businesses in Lincolnshire for the past 90 years. Director; Emma Murray who specialises in Charity and Education accounting commented “We felt it was really important to support a local charity and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance do a fantastic job helping save lives 365 days a year. Lincolnshire has some very remote locations and you never know when you might need the services of the Ambucopter. Our staff will be undertaking various fundraising activities throughout the year to raise the much needed funds for this very worthy Charity”.
The Charity has recently taken delivery of a brand new state-of-the-art helicopter; the AW169 is faster, flying at speeds of 190 mph, it has greater endurance, allowing the pilots to fly for longer without the need to refuel. In addition the new helicopters will provide many enhanced benefits to patient care; allowing medical crews 360 degree unobstructed access to their patients, greatly increasing the specialist critical care that can be delivered in flight and positively impacting upon a patients’ chance of survival and recovery.
To support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and make a donation please visit www.ambucopter.org.uk –