Karndean Employee of the Year makes charitable donation to MAAC

Since 2006, Evesham-based flooring company Karndean Designflooring has been running an Employee of the Year charity donation scheme. Throughout its history, Karndean has been known for making annual local and national charitable donations, though for the past six years they have allowed the employee recognised as ‘Employee of the Year’ to donate to a local or national charity of their choice on behalf of the company.

Each year, Karndean’s employees are asked to vote for three of their colleagues who have won previous Employee of the Quarter awards to determine the company’s Employee of the Year. Nominated each quarter by their peers for exemplifying the company’s four core values - Pioneering Spirit, Deliver the Promise, Positive Energy and People Matter – it’s an honour to be recognised by the entire company as the embodiment of these very important values and characteristics.

KARDEANKarndean Designflooring’s Employee of the Year 2012, Helen Temby of Offenham, has chosen to donate her £2,000 winnings to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. With no public funding whatsoever, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity fund and operate three air ambulance helicopters covering six Midland’s counties - over 5,000 square miles and a population of nearly 5.5 million.

Since launching their first air ambulance in 1991, the charity has responded to more than 35,000 incidents, and with an average of 10 missions per day, this emergency service that has saved many lives over the years has been fully reliant upon local support and charitable donations.

When asked why she had chosen this particular charity, Helen said, “I always support this charity when I can. Fortunately, neither I nor my loved ones have ever needed to use the service, but with a husband, friends and family who are into mountain biking and hiking, I know just how important it is to keep the service running and will do my part to support whenever I can.”

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.