Newark: Guide Dogs and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receive thousands of pounds from TeamKnowhow fundraising efforts
Two charities have received more than £2,000 each as part of a fundraising effort by staff at a Newark distribution centre.
Team Knowhow operates one of the largest electronics repair and warehouse distribution centres in Europe from its Newark campus.
Jayne Shelley, on behalf of Guide Dogs, received £2,327, which was raised by staff through various challenges and raffles.
Jayne said: “Thank you so much to all the colleagues at Team Knowhow for their continued support over the last year and for the incredible latest donation of £2,327.
“They have really taken the time to get to understand the charity and how their fundraising will support people with sight loss locally to lead an independent life. Thanks go to them for making a difference.”
The money will be used to sponsor the training of a new guide dog puppy, which Knowhow staff have entered a competition to name.
Tanya Taylor, corporate partnerships manager at the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, received a donation of £2,830.
Tanya said: “No one wakes up thinking they will need the help of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, but with our crews on call 365 days of the year, our highly-skilled doctors, paramedics and pilots are there to help people involved in life-threatening incidents every single day.
“Donations like theirs help keep our helicopter in the sky and our critical care cars on the road giving patients the best chance of survival.”
Fundraising activities are continuing at Team Knowhow, with some colleagues taking part in a 100km Endurance Race.
Others are preparing to do wing walks, or walk a million steps in three months for various other charities.