Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Charity gets a boost

Staff from our personal injury team have helped to raise vital cash for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

They sponsored an AFC Telford home match at the Buck's Head ground, and received a signed team shirt.

So they decided to donate the shirt to the Midlands Air Ambulance charity to help them raise money at a fund-raising event.

Martin-Kaye partner Alison Carter, who leads the personal injury team, said: "The charity auctioned the shirt at a James Bond themed evening at The Shropshire, in Muxton, and their efforts have raised over £450 from the evening so far.

"At Martin-Kaye we're very keen to support local organisations and it was excellent to see the signed shirt boost the total for such a worthy cause."

And it's not the first time the personal injury team has supported the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Every year they volunteer to help the charity with a gift wrapping service which takes place in Telford Shopping Centre.

"Once again this year we'll be wrapping presents in our own time in return for donations to the charity as we believe it's an organisation that deserves all the support we can offer," said Alison.

Midlands Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 37,000 missions averaging 3,000 per year or nearly 10 each day, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

Pic: Alison Carter from Martin-Kaye Solicitors (left) hands over the signed AFC Telford shirt to Maria Jones from Midlands Air Ambulance