Nominated Charity for Nuthurst Grange
We are pleased to announce that Nuthurst Grange have chosen Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance as our nominated charity for the year. We have never devoted our efforts to one charity before, and this is the idea of Stuart Maun, business consultant at the Hotel. Stuart has been supporting the Charity for many years within his other roles, and the Charity was an obvious choice to put forward to the hotel proprietor Paul Hopwood.
Paul said “We are very pleased to be working with WNAA as it is a local charity that everyone is aware of. We regularly see the helicopter flying overhead responding to emergency calls on the nearby motorways”.
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service or HEMS and in 2011 flew to 1001 missions in the region. In busy periods they can attend as many as seven missions a day; from road traffic collisions to sport related injuries; fallen horse riders to industrial accidents. WNAA cover a geographical area that stretches the length of the M1 through Northamptonshire and across the M6 and M40 in Warwickshire, protecting our communities from the sky.
Jo Payne, Fundraising Manager for the Charity said “We attend any incident that is life-threatening, where access by land is limited, or where the patient's quality of life would be affected by undue delay. We have the fastest and most technologically advanced civilian helicopter available taking our highly trained medical team to the scene of any incident within minutes, giving our patients the best possible chance of recovery. WNAA receives no Government or National Lottery funding and relies totally on donations, sponsorship and fundraising events to keep flying and saving lives. We are so pleased that Stuart, Paul & the Team at Nuthurst Grange are happy to support us in every way they can”.
Jo continues “The Charity have to raise more than £1.7m every year just to keep flying and so work hard fundraising in our communities and in the corporate world too – creating mutually beneficial commercial partnerships”.
We have already put pin badges on their reception desks and collecting pots for guests to make donations, and have also arranged their first event – A Coffee Morning on Monday 10th September at the Hotel.
Stuart said “It is great to be supporting WNAA – such a wonderful charity that means so much to people all over the county. Jo has so much passion and it is great planning events with her to raise much needed funds. We need as much support as possible on our first event, so it would be great if people can put the date in their diary now. There will be a £5 charge for the event. We will even make sure there is some de-caff tea for Jo, as that’s all she drinks!”.
The Coffee Morning will take place on Monday 10th September 2012 from 10.30am. There will be free flowing tea, coffee and pastries & cakes, along with the WNAA response vehicle and crew. There will also be a chance to win some fantastic prizes in a raffle on the day. Guests are reminded that the hotel is also open for lunch from 12 noon if they would like to book a table too.