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A generous donation from AWE will help the work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance service and the many volunteers who help and assist in its fundraising activities.June Leatheam, Community and Corporate
Fundraiser for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, said: “We are extremely grateful for the marvellous support that has been given by AWE. The service receives no funding from central government, relying solely on voluntary donations. It currently costs the charity £110,000 each month to keep the Air Ambulance flying and we couldn't do it without the constant support we receive from companies, and individuals, across the region.”
AWE’s Community Committee presented the cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the company after the charity was nominated by a member of staff.
Michele Maidment, secretary of AWE’s Community Committee, said: “The work that those involved with the air ambulance do is often unrecognised yet extremely vital. The difference those minutes can make in getting someone to hospital quickly can never be underestimated. AWE is delighted to support the service in this way.”
Linda Llewellyn, and Michele Maidment of AWE’s Community Committee present the cheque to June Leatheam, Community and Corporate Fundraiser for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Notes to Editors
1. AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent
2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.
3. For further information contact Media@AWE.co.uk or 01189855888.