A MOTOR dealer group has pledged its support to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and kickstarted fundraising by donating £2,000.
Jennings Motor Group has chosen to support GNAAS in a year-long campaign.
The group which operates Ford, Kia, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships across the North East and Teesside nominates a charity with the aim to raise as much money as they can over a 12-month period every year.
GNAAS run three emergency helicopters from two bases at Teesside and Langwathby, Cumbria.
Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group and his PA, Bev Stephenson, presented the cheque to Diane Walker, public liaison officer and Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at the GNAAS.
Mr Khan said; “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthy charity as the Great North Air Ambulance Service. They are an exceptional team of dedicated and committed professionals who deliver medical expertise and life-saving aid to patients at the scene of an accident.
“We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with the charity to raise even more funds through a variety of events.”
Grahame Pickering, GNAAS chief executive, said: “We couldn’t survive without this kind of support, so we are immensely grateful to Jennings Motor Group for getting behind the charity. We look forward to working with the team over the next 12 months.”
Last year, the company raised more than £13,000 for local charity Teesside Hospice.
To make a donation to GNAAS, click here.