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Corporate E-Bulletin Issue #18 Jan 2015
September 2014 Midlands Air Ambulance


Welcome to the latest bulletin from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – with Christmas now behind us, it’s a good time to look back on what has been another busy period for us. Firstly, though, I hope all of you enjoyed a happy and stress-free festive break!

At the end of October we were delighted to see so many of you at the networking event, held at the Hyatt in Birmingham. There is more information on this later in the bulletin but I must thank everyone for attending what was a fantastic evening, with the notable contribution of Lee Pearson MBE OBE CBE who gave an inspirational and highly-entertaining talk.

As a reminder, its thanks to the wonderful support of all of our corporate partners that we’re able to help continue operating our life saving service across the Midlands. That’s highlighted brilliantly by the fact that we have now been able to extend our operations into the hours of darkness -flights are now possible up to 9pm for the very first time, and that’s thanks to you.

We have a really exciting line-up of events planned for 2015, and have just confirmed a tremendous, exclusive opportunity for our partners to join us across two days at the Cheltenham Festival in March - see the events list at the foot of the bulletin for more information. As ever, if I can assist you or your company with any of your fantastic fundraising activities or CSR objectives, do just get in touch. You can contact me on my mobile 07901 332 684 or via e-mail to sofia.voutianitis@midlandsairambulance.com. I’m really excited about working with you all during the new year ahead.

  Did you know:

Covering six Midlands counties and a population in excess of 6 million people, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity serves the largest operating area of any air ambulance in the UK.

Late in 2014 saw the launch of the brand new charity website, including a dedicated corporate platform which you can find at www.midlandsairambulance.com/corporate.

Our social media presence continues to soar: we have over 55,000 online connections across all of our platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
  James Chappell   Corporate Partners Come Together

Our Business Networking Event, sponsored by Wall James Chappell and held at the Regency Hyatt Hotel in Birmingham, was attended by 100 Midland business leaders and sporting ambassador, ten times Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson MBE OBE CBE…

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    Concept’s Resourcing’s Phenomenal Fundraising

After raising £10,000 in well under a year for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Dudley-based recruitment company Concept Resourcing has announced its sponsorship of the 2015 Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, a huge night of celebration of the charity’s unsung heroes.

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  Consortium   The Consortium Golf and Spa Day 2014

We’d like to thank our friends at The Consortium who raised thousands of pounds for the charity at their fantastic Golf and Spa Day in September.

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  Five A Side   Crowe Clark Whitehill 5-a-Side

The Midlands office of national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has showcased its first five-a-side football tournament in aid of the charity.

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  Lloyds Award   MAAC Scoops Award in Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Thanks to votes received in the local area, the charity has been awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

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  Forthcoming Events  
  Tough Guy 2015 Tough Guy 2015
If you’re ready for the challenge of a lifetime, then enter one of the toughest events in the UK, the Tough Guy. The 15km race, which takes place in Wolverhampton on Sunday, 1st February, includes over 200 obstacles such as fire walking, electric shocks and barbed wire!

Registration for the event is £75 with a minimum sponsorship target of £100. The fastest entrant running for the charity will win a visit to their local MAA airbase.
  Cheltenham Festival 2015 – A Day at the Races
We have an exclusive opportunity to host two tables at the highly anticipated Cheltenham Festival and we are cordially inviting you to join us on a day to suit you: Tuesday 10th March 2015 – Champion Hurdle Day Hear the famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday, signalling the start of racing's favourite fixture. or Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Ladies Day Wednesday at Cheltenham Festival is Ladies Day, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the very best in jump racing while you join in with the fashionable crowd of race goers dressed in all their finery.
  Go Karting After Dark Go Karting - March 2015
Birmingham Wheels will play host to MAAC’s first after dark go karting event in March 2015! An ideal choice for competitive colleagues, friends and families, the event is taking place on Thursday, 12th March in Birmingham.. Teams of four will compete for the coveted title of Midlands Air Ambulance Champions during a 90-minute endurance race. The evening starts with a free practise, followed by the main event, and trophies and bubbly will be up for grabs for the podium winners. Entrants are required to pay £200 per team of four, and the cost includes certain refreshments.
  Bike 4 Life Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival 2015
Bikers from across Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to kick start the motorcycle season at the region’s biggest biker event, now in its fifth year, as Bike 4 Life 2015 takes place on Sunday, 26th April 2015! With arena displays, stalls and exhibitions, biker tutorials raising awareness of road safety, live music supported by Planet Rock radio and much more, the atmosphere among the visitors is sure to be electric. It's a great day out for bikers, the local community and families alike, so what are you waiting for, get into gear and register your place at Bike4Life 2015.
  Charity Ball MAAC Charity Ball & Recognition Awards 2015
Now in its third year, Midlands Air Ambulance’s Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, has quickly become a highlight in the Midlands’ social calendar, attracting charity supporters, business leaders and sporting and TV celebrities. The event is designed, not only to celebrate Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s successes, but also to recognise those who have made an incredible impact on the charity, in terms of their loyalty, dedication and bravery.
  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jon Cottrell via jon.cottrell@midlandsairambulance.com  
  Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Hawthorn House, Dudley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8BQ
t : 0800 8 40 20 40
m : 07901 332 684
e : sofia.voutianitis@midlandsairambulance.com
w : www.midlandsairambulance.com