The start of a new year marks the time for us to appoint our new Charity of the Year for 2024.
Greenview is growing rapidly and our charity fundraising is growing alongside us each year. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community and Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business ethos.
Having our employees nominate their preferred charities enables us to support a cause close to their hearts, and therefore the heart of the company. This year we had 11 nominated charities who were shortlisted by an independent panel. The panel had the difficult task of selecting the final charity to partner with. After much consideration across all 11 incredible worthy charities, the panel decided that Greenview will be supporting Air Ambulance Northern Ireland across 2024.
Air Ambulance NI is a charity that works in partnership with the NI Ambulance Service to provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the region. The charity’s helicopter carries a crew compiling pilot, doctor and paramedic, 365 days a year, operating 12 hours a day. Every single day in Northern Ireland, an average of two individuals find themselves in critical need of Air Ambulance NI. If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes after their injury, their chances of survival are dramatically increased.
Each day it costs £6,850 to run the charity, totalling £2.5 million per year, and they rely solely on support from the public and local businesses, with only their medical crew, equipment and medicines provided by the NHS. To read more about Air Ambulance NI, please click here
Thank you to all members of staff who put forward a nominated charity, we appreciate you taking the time to help us appoint our chosen charity. We look forward to supporting such a brilliant charity across the year, with coffee mornings, events and charity challenges.