High Wycombe, UK – 13th September 2018
activereach invited local charities Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to its offices today – both charities had previously been chosen by activereach staff as their “charities of the year”. The charities delivered presentations to the activereach staff, involving real-life stories of their life-changing work.
Each year, activereach donates 5% of it its profits to local charities, reflecting its commitment to the local community and empowering its staff to make a difference. Today employees were rewarded with a fun “playtime” with 6 of the Hearing Dogs’ ambassador puppies, all in attendance at the presentation.
Mike Revell, Managing Director, comments
“I believe that every company can do something for society. Many working people want to volunteer or raise money, but can’t find time in their busy lives to do it. Participating in employer-sponsored activities allows our staff the opportunity to get involved with supporting local charities, so we see it as an employee benefit as well as beneficial to the wider community.”
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Thames Valley Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating the air ambulance serving the communities of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Since 1999, the charity has responded to more than 15,500 missions averaging 3 each day, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.
The charity’s aircraft carry a crew comprising pilot, a doctor and a paramedic plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from RAF Benson, the maximum flying time to hospital from anywhere in the region is less than 15 minutes. If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury (referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the air ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation. TVAA receives no Government or National Lottery funding. The charity is fortunate to count on tremendous public support and good will, but never takes this for granted.
With activereach’s donation, TVAA is able to complete funding for its equipment list, including the purchase of Tempus Pro defibrilators, costing £34,000 each.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a charity based in Buckinghamshire, which trains and matches clever dogs with deaf people to help improve the quality of their lives and form lifetime partnerships. Often, deaf people can feel isolated and alone, affecting not just themselves but their families and friends too. It can be a blow to someone’s confidence and take away their independence.
Since 1982 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have matched over 2000 dogs to those in need, providing companionship and an invaluable service to their owner by alerting them to important sounds they would otherwise miss. These include sounds such as the alarm clock, doorbell and oven time and life-saving sounds such as the fire alarm.
With activereach’s donation, the passionate team of volunteers at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be able to provide numerous items needed to train and care for the dogs, such as food, bedding, equipment or grooming, training and of course play time.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Lorna Fimia, Marketing Manager, activereach Ltd
Tel: 0845 625 9025