Charity Work

Catalyst colleagues choose Air Ambulances UK as charity partner

By January 7, 2022January 14th, 2022No Comments

A ballot of our colleagues has selected Air Ambulances UK as Catalyst’s chosen charity for 2022.

We have taken the approach to select one charity on an annual basis, to benefit from all our fundraising activities throughout the year.

A number of worthy causes were shortlisted for 2022 and a vote by colleagues revealed Air Ambulances UK as the charity of choice.

In 2021, our colleagues raised over £2,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, the chosen charity for the year, by taking part in a whole range of activities including the Captain Tom 100 and Christmas Jumper Day.

Sioux Watchorn, Colleague Experience and Wellbeing Partner, said: “At Catalyst we do a lot of fundraising throughout the year. Choosing one charity to benefit from all we do is a fantastic way to make a big impact and have a positive effect on a worthy cause.”

Air Ambulances UK is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day.

Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives.

On average an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Anyone, anywhere in the UK can become a patient at any time.

Air ambulance missions’ cost on average between £2,500 – £3,000 and are funded almost entirely by the generosity of the public.

Head of Fundraising and Sustainability, Emma Carter said “We are thrilled that Catalyst Housing staff voted to support us as their charity partner for 2022. The money raised will help air ambulance charities across the UK save even more lives. We look forward to working with Catalyst Housing during 2022!”

You can donate to Air Ambulances UK on our fundraising page.