Flying high with Essex Air Ambulance

01/02/2012

Fundraising by staff at the Crown Prosecution Service across the East of England has generated £1147 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Fundraising by staff at the Crown Prosecution Service across the East of England has generated £1147 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

CPS presentation to Essex Air AmbulanceBetween October and the New Year, staff took part in fundraising events aimed at raising cash for locally nominated charities.

Today (Wednesday) Teresa James, a volunteer with Essex Air Ambulance, was presented with a cheque at a special ceremony at the CPS's Chelmsford office.

Ken Caley, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East of England who handed over the cheque said: "On behalf of all my staff, I am delighted to be handing over this money to the Essex Air Ambulance. The air ambulance and its crew perform such a crucial role in the County saving many lives each year."

As well as Essex Air Ambulance, East of England Air Ambulance and MacMillan Nurses are also set to benefit with a total of £2475 raised by East of England CPS staff.

Mr Caley added: "Within our offices in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, staff have held events such as quiz nights, book stalls, cake sales and bacon roll mornings to raise funds for these important charities. We wanted to raise as much money as possible and I'm extremely proud to say my staff have more than risen to the challenge.

Nina Benscher, Fundraising Manager at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust said: "We are very grateful to the CPS in Essex for raising such a fantastic amount for Essex Air Ambulance. Donations such as these really do make a difference to the Charity especially in such difficult economic times. A massive thank you to all the staff for their hard work to keep your life-saving helicopter flying."