Bonfire night raises funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance

The teams at Comm-Tech and RPC Recycle got together on Saturday 6th November to enjoy a fireworks display and made donations to East Anglian Air Ambulance that raised £515.00 for the charity.

The bonfire night, hosted by the managing director of both companies Justin Millar, was attended by over  100 members of staff, family and friends, and featured a fantastic display of fireworks.

RPC Recycle already carries out fundraising for the charity through the recycling of mobile phones donated by the public – this year alone raising £1134.00.  A whole range of phones are donated, from fairly new models to very old ones and broken handsets – all worth something for the charity.

Justin Millar said, “The East Anglian Air Ambulance helps to save lives every day by getting a doctor on-site at an accident really quickly and then rushing the patient to hospital in a fraction of the time of an ambulance.  The helicopters play a vital role in these rural areas, where it can take an ambulance longer to reach someone in need, so we are really proud to support them to keep them in the air.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance operates two helicopters and receives no lottery grants or government funding, so relies entirely upon fundraising and contributions from the public.  Over £3m a year has to be raised to keep them flying and carrying the best medical equipment.

Visit www.eaaa.org.uk for further information on the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

To donate your old phones to them, simply send them off to ‘Freepost, Recycled Phone Scheme’ and include a note that you wish to donate the value to EAAA. Thank you.