Truro-based accounting firm Bishop Fleming has become the first company to sponsor a Cornwall Air Ambulance crew member’s uniform after it donated £2k to the lifesaving charity.
Critical care paramedic Thomas Hennessy Jones now sports a Bishop Fleming logo on his left shoulder when he carries out missions across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The charity is now looking for more businesses to sponsor the remaining six helicopter crew members.
Bishop Fleming has also adopted Cornwall Air Ambulance as its charity of the year. Staff are planning a variety of fundraising activities and have already hosted a successful sports quiz. A member of Bishop Fleming staff has also signed up for the Cornwall Air Ambulance UK Three Peaks challenge this summer.
Bishop Fleming partner, Alison Oliver, said: “As a leading Cornwall-based business committed to the region, we know only too well the importance of keeping Cornwall Air Ambulance in the sky.
“We are delighted to sponsor the uniform of one of the crew members, and as Cornwall Air Ambulance is our regional charity of the year, we look forward to engaging in many fundraising activities to support its objectives.”
Businesses in Cornwall play a key role in ensuring the air ambulance can continue to fly and save lives. Those that do support the charity find it a hugely rewarding and beneficial experience.
Steph Preston-Evans, corporate fundraising officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, added: “Bishop Fleming is a fantastic example of a business stepping up and doing something positive for the communities it serves. We’re proud to have them on-board and I know staff are already enjoying the morale-boosting benefits of coming together to help raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance.
“We’d love to see other businesses come forward and sponsor members of the aircrew, or even have their company logo on the Cornwall Air Ambulance itself, alongside our current helicopter sponsor Ann’s Cottage.”