ABP Southampton Charity of the Year

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is ABP Southampton’s employee chosen Charity of The Year for 2018.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

One of the important events that kicks off the new year at ABP Southampton is the announcement of the new charity of the year. The ethos behind our charity of the year campaign is to commit to a single charity to give staff a focus for fundraising efforts during the year. By getting the staff to decide which charity they wish to support each year, everyone feels involved right from the start and we can all feel like we are making a difference.

To select our chosen charity, employees nominate charities who have a strong presence in Southampton or Hampshire. They must also contribute to the local community and have the ability to maintain a creative fundraising calendar. But most importantly, the charity must share our values of ‘safety, integrity, openness, responsibility, contribution, team work and community’. Once a short list has been compiled, all employees are given the chance to submit their vote.

All sorts of events happen throughout the year to raise money, ranging from dress down day once a month, to virtual horse racing, to the more athletic members among us swimming across the Solent in extra cold temperatures and a whole host of other gruelling physical activities, all in the name of charity.

"Through your support, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced Critical Care team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of Doctors, Paramedics and Pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department."