Sky High Standard

HR employees at Herefordshire College of Technology (HCT) have set sky high standards for students by raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The eight employees, all from Hereford, have raised £2300 through a raffle, lucky dip and a charity auction in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance.

The fundraising push is an annual event that has taken place in January and February for the last six years, raising a total of £7,560, an amount large enough to fund nearly four life-saving missions.

This year’s fundraising marks the retirement of personnel officer Moe Netting who is leaving HCT after two decades of employment.

“I can’t believe I’m retiring already, the years have flown by!” says Moe. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the time I’ve spent at HCT and will always look upon the annual fundraising as some of my fondest memories. It’s been so rewarding to think that we’ve raised money for a Charity that can really make a difference to local people.”

The main fundraising initiative was a silent auction which raised over £1,000 and saw staff bidding on photography vouchers, tickets for Hereford races, homemade soup and even a trailer full of logs!

Midlands Air Ambulance thinks the HCT employees have done an amazing job and would like to wish Moe a very happy retirement.

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.