Columbus tackles Jungle

Employees from Nottingham based Columbus IT took off into the jungle earlier this month to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance.

The Annesley based International business consultancy company announced they would be supporting the Charity for the next 12 months.

To launch the fundraising 50 Columbus employees took part in a sponsored jungle assault course on Friday 9th July, which has raised over £4000 for the Charity.

The assault course took place at the Adrenalin Jungle in Sherwood Forest, (Bills Thorpe) and involved employees undertaking 2 acres of scramble nets, rope swings, a burma bridge and much more. The winning team on the day was “Assaulted” who completed the course in an impressive 21.14 minutes.

Mary Hunter, Manager Director of Columbus IT says “Everyone had a great day on Friday and it was a really fun way to kick off our fundraising for Midlands Air Ambulance.”

Columbus IT will be running activities throughout the year with the aim of raising  £5,000 for the Charity.

Stef Langford-Brown, Corporate Business Development Manager for Midlands Air Ambulance says “As a Charity Midlands Air Ambulance receives no government or national lottery funding so support from the business community is vital to us. Columbus IT is a leading international consultancy firm so we are particularly delighted that they have chosen us as their charity of the year and look forward to working together for what I hope will be a long time to come.”

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.