As you may have already heard, in celebration of our 30th birthday we’re dedicating The Gregor Community Fund to donating products or services that directly benefits 30 or more people.
The aim of our community fund is to help not-for-profit projects that benefit the local communities in which we work (50-mile radius of BS30) and to give something back to the people who have helped us over the years.
We recently helped fund 30 charity tabards for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWWAC) volunteers to wear whilst collecting donations.
Founded in 2008, the GWWAC are a service who are ready to save the lives of local people in our community. They provide life saving emergency care to people who cannot be reached by road, or are in a state so critical that they require the specialist skills of our team at the scene of the accident.
Although the GWWAC is a part of the regional 999 response service and work closely with NHS hospitals, they are entirely funded by local people. When they applied for our community fund, we know it was important for us to offer our support.
Ella Mayne, Community Fundraising Coordinator for GWAAC, responded to our donation; “The tabards Gregor has funded are essential in order to help the volunteers represent the charity whilst they collect donations and they help create general brand awareness at the various events we will attend this year. Although this may seem a small, it’s an important cost for us that allows more of our fundraising to go directly back into helping our cause.”
So far our tabards have been worn by volunteers collecting donations at the Great Run Bristol 10K, various supermarket collections and the Bradley Stoke Festival. The GWWAC volunteers will also be wearing the tabards at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta this summer so make sure you keep a look out for them!
For further information on The Gregor Community Fund and to find out if you not-for-profit project could benefit, please visit the visit the #GregorGiving page by clicking here.