Donations fund lifesaving work of air ambulance charities


20 Apr 2023

Donations fund lifesaving work of air ambulance charities

National Highways and members of its supply chain have been clearing out their cupboards to donate items for air ambulance charities to sell in their shops. 

Staff across the North West have been donating clothing, accessories, toys, books and other household goods for The North West Air Ambulance. 

120 bags of donations were collected, and the money raised from the sale of the donations will help fund the charities’ life-saving work.

Caption: Pictured with North West donations (left to right) are Gaynor Wainwright - Kier; Craig Henderson - National Highways; Laura Nelson - AmeySRM

National Highways Regional Customer Service Programme Manager for the North West Craig Henderson said: “We see the outstanding work the air ambulances do at close hand. Many of our staff and supply chain members have a real affinity with them, either from being on scene at incidents they are responding to, or through volunteering for their charities.  For many colleagues just knowing they are there is a comfort.   

“As independent charities that rely on the generosity of public donations, we’re delighted to be able to raise funds to support their life-saving work in this way.” 

The organisations that contributed to the North West donation were:

  • National Highways
  • AmeySRM
  • Jacobs
  • Kier Highways
  • WJ Group
  • Costain

Staff across the Midlands and Yorkshire and the North East have also been collecting donations for the air ambulances covering their regions. 

Across the Midlands, 176 bags of donations were collected for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and The Air Ambulance Service. In Yorkshire and the North East 293 bags were collected for the Great North Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

It’s the second year National Highways and its contractors have collected for air ambulance charities. Last year the Yorkshire and North East region collected 164 bags of donations for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Great North Air Ambulance.