Wednesday, 8 April 2015

TWM Solicitors help save 20 lives

Photo: TWM solicitors David Hitchcock, Sarah Bostock and Daniel Church pictured preparing for their 2013 Adventure Relay

A firm of solicitors has successfully reached a milestone of raising £50,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance as the charity celebrates its Silver Jubilee.

TWM Solicitors has supported the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) since 2009 and held a number of fundraising events since then including an annual Adventure Relay.

Staff have also taken part in the air ambulance’s annual Double 100 Cycle Challenge and Funky Footwear Friday which is part of Air Ambulance Week.

Each callout of the helicopter costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum raised so far would fund 20 potentially life-saving missions.

Patrick Stewart is a TWM Partner and a member of the Surrey County Board of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

He said: “The majority of staff have supported or taken part in our fundraising efforts over the last few years but the same core group of individuals have driven our efforts forward throughout that time and are key to generating engagement and enthusiasm across the firm and getting people involved.

“These individuals are Matthew Truelove, Daniel Church, Sarah Bostock, David Hitchcock, Katie Woodcock, Amanda John, and Elizabeth Sewell who manages our corporate responsibility programme.”

TWM reached its £50,000 landmark with a donation towards a reception at the University of Surrey to mark the air ambulance’s 25th anniversary. Other fundraising events include raffles, sweepstakes, marathons and a Survival of the Fittest challenge.

TWM Solicitors is a 200-year-old law firm which employs 170 staff at offices in Guildford, Cranleigh, Reigate, Leatherhead, Epsom, Mayfair and Wimbledon.

Julie Clare, of Air Ambulance Corporate Relations, said: “The various forms of fundraising activities by the team at TWM have been fun, intuitive and fantastically successful. It really is an excellent example of corporate support at its very best.”

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