PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 01 | SECTOR FOCUS
FUNDRAISERS BRAVE AMAZON RAINFOREST FOR AIR AMBULANCE
Eleven adventurous fundraisers embarked on a challenge of a lifetime in one of the world’s toughest environments, the Amazon rainforest. To date, they’ve raised £64,000 between them, and this total continues to rise.
The intrepid 11 included a number of supportive corporate partners; Andrew Higgs from TH Baker, Emily Glew from Paycare and Sally Glarvey and Tamar Hughes from Phoenix Group. Individual supporters Sarah Elder and Andrew Goode, MAAC volunteer Adam Lote, and the charity’s aircrew and staff, Karen Baker, Richard Apps, Ryan James and Adam Williams, completed the team.
They spent five gruelling days kayaking the Amazon River, learning to catch their own food, making camp and even met and had dinner with a local tribe, all in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Emma Gray, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “This fantastic total raised is a testament to the hard work and efforts of all our brave fundraisers. A big thank you goes to our corporate partners, staff, volunteers and critical care paramedics who took on this once in a lifetime challenge for our charity.”
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MFG SOLICITORS HONOURED FOR SECURING VITAL FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK
Law firm mfg Solicitors has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating more than £281,000 worth of gifts over the past 22 years from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.
The charity receives no government funding for its research and relies heavily on the generosity of people leaving gifts in their wills. Over a third of its research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is funded through supporters leaving a legacy to the charity.
Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. Every step taken by its doctors, nurses and scientists relies on donations from the public and the kindness of supporters who choose to leave a gift in their will.