Great North Air Ambulance Service Receives Spectrum Donation

06/07/2023

Spectrum has donated a portion of their fundraising efforts from a recent staff survey, to an Eaglescliffe-based charity.

This spring, Spectrum asked staff to nominate their favourite regional charities (reflecting the footprint of the organisation) to receive fundraising donations. For each colleague that completed Spectrum’s annual staff survey, £10 was added to the fundraiser – with a total of £4,620 raised for charity (£1,540 each). This was over £800 more raised than last year’s staff survey.

Following a staff vote, the charity which was selected for the North East was the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Founded in 1991, GNAAS operates a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the North of England and serves North Yorkshire, the North East, Cumbria, and the Scottish borders.

Victoria Rogers, Specialist Fundraiser at GNAAS, said, “On behalf of GNAAS, I would like to thank Spectrum for selecting us as one of their chosen charities this year. Their generous donation makes sure that we can take off for the next call to come in.”

Nominating GNAAS was Francesca Austin, Spectrum’s Senior HR Advisor. She said, “GNAAS are constantly developing their services to be able to provide elite medical care and contribute to saving more lives; this was a great opportunity to nominate them as our recipient.”

Dr Linda Harris OBE, Chief Executive of Spectrum, said, “On behalf of the Board of Spectrum, we are thoroughly grateful to all staff who, on completion of the most recent staff survey, automatically contributed to the overall donation of £4,620 which has been allocated to three great charities. Through these donations, we have been able to ensure that Spectrum fulfils its mission to contribute to social causes. Our action will make a difference through wide-ranging charitable endeavours chosen, because they mean a lot to our own staff teams.”

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