Allianz UK donates further funds to UK’s Air Ambulance community

Allianz UK has presented a cheque for £250,000 to the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC).

In February 2016, employees from Allianz UK announced the AAAC as their Charity partner for an initial three year period with an aim of raising over £1 million. Each Allianz branch has been organising fundraising activities at a local level to support their regional air ambulance service. Allianz UK is supporting its 5,000 employees and helping to raise awareness.

This recent donation was presented at the recent National Air Ambulance Conference and brings Allianz’s current fundraising total to £277,116.67*, with many more activities planned.

Jon Dye, CEO at Allianz UK commented: “Our employees have really gone the extra mile raising money for this important charity through a range of fundraising activities. We’re pleased to be able to support the vital work air ambulances do in locally communities throughout the UK.”

The AAAC is a legally independent body which is designed to funnel national donations into individual air ambulance charities. It allows air ambulance charities to approach national or large regional organisations who may want to make donations to the air ambulance sector as a whole.

Liz Campbell, Chairman of the AAAC said: “The Allianz relationship has flourished since they announced the AAAC as their charity partner and we thank them for their commitment and dedication to the cause. The money they are raising is supporting and improving air ambulance services throughout the UK and we look forward to a strengthening the relationship even further in 2017 and beyond.”

More information on the Association of Air Ambulances can be found by visiting: www.aoaa.org.uk

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991 48,688 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.