Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has chosen to support Cornwall Air Ambulance for the second year in a row.
The Truro office of the company will raise money for the New Heli Appeal as part of its centenary celebrations and will become an official gold partner of the appeal, which aims to bring a new air ambulance helicopter to the Duchy by April 2020.
In 2018, the Charity of the Year partnership saw the company raise £6,761 for the appeal by taking part in a range of activities from quiz nights and sponsorship, to staff members taking on challenge events such as the Three Peaks.
Partner at Bishop Fleming Alison Oliver said: “We are extremely delighted to announce Cornwall Air Ambulance as our Charity of the Year for 2019 – a second year by overwhelming choice of our team. It has been a pleasure over the past 12 months for our staff to raise funds for such a worthwhile and vital cause across our county, and we look forward to supporting them even further in their mission to acquire a new helicopter in 2020 through the New Heli Appeal.
“2019 is a great time for Bishop Fleming to support Cornwall Air Ambulance as we start to celebrate our centenary year. There will be significant volumes of fundraising activities taking place across our firm to contribute to the £100,000 we have pledged to raise for charities and good causes, and it gives us great pleasure to know that some of that will benefit the users of the air ambulance.”
Corporate fundraising officer for Cornwall Air Ambulance Steph Preston-Evans said: “We are thrilled that Bishop Fleming has chosen to support the charity for the second year. The staff really got behind the appeal last year and took part in lots of fundraising activities- so a huge thank you to all of them.
“Having their support makes a huge difference, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they have planned in 2019.”