Employees at The Consortium have raised an astonishing £12,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. They voted to support the air ambulance last January and then organised raffles, quiz nights and a charity golf day to raise as much money as possible throughout 2012.
In addition to organising their own events, staff volunteered to take part in the White Horse Challenge in July. Despite torrential downpours and the muddiest conditions on record, four people completed the full 55 mile walking challenge and another four completed it in relay teams. Three people finished the One Day Challenge and a further nine took part in the Family Walk on the Sunday. All together, the volunteers walked over 500 miles and raised £4,000 in sponsorship money!
Luckily the weather was kinder for their next major fundraiser: a charity golf day held at Bowood Golf and Country Club in September. The event was supported by the firm’s suppliers and partners who enjoyed a fantastic day of golf that included mini competitions for nearest the pin, the longest drive and beat the pro.
Stuart Taylor, a member of the charity team at The Consortium, said, “Wiltshire Air Ambulance was a hugely popular choice with staff. Everyone really went the extra mile to help us raise as much money as possible. Some organised training sessions for the White Horse Challenge and drummed up sponsorship from friends and family, others organised quiz nights and donated raffle prizes but everyone did their bit to help!”