The technology firm’s Winchester office found numerous ways to raise funds for the charity. This included cake sales, dress-up days, raffles, quizzes, sporting events and more. One employee successfully completed a 980-mile bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats in support of the cause.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) is the independent charity that brings advanced critical care to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery. Called out to an average of six incidents every day, including cardiac arrests, road traffic collisions, falls and assaults, the life-saving service is operational 356-days a year, both day and night.
Simon Badley, CEO at Open GI, commented:
“I am delighted with everyone’s efforts throughout 2019, going above and beyond to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause that is so heavily dependent on donations.
“Being able to contribute to our local community is very important to Open GI as a business – something we look forward to continuing throughout 2020.”
Ray Southam, Partnerships Manager at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, commented:
“We are incredibly grateful for Open GI’s generosity; the money they have raised for us will make a huge difference to the charity. Support from local people and businesses allows us to continue providing critical care to sick and injured people when they need it the most.”