St Austell Brewery has donated £16,743 to Cornwall Air Ambulance after raising funds from fish and chip sales throughout 2022.
For every portion of fish and chips ordered by a customer, in one of St Austell Brewery’s Cornish pubs, 25p was donated to the Charitable Trust.
St Austell Brewery’s Charitable Trust has been supporting local charities, good causes, and individuals in need across the South West region since 2003. Through team fundraising and contributions from the business, the Trust has raised close to £950,000, with hopes to reach the £1 million milestone this year.
Julia Jeffery, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “We are incredibly grateful to St Austell Brewery and their customers for this amazing donation, and we want to say a huge thank you. We rely on the generosity of local people and businesses to help raise the vital funds needed to keep your charity running each year. The donation will go towards funding more of our lifesaving work, whether this be specialist medical kit for the paramedics and doctors, aviation costs, keeping the operations running or even paying for fuel for missions in your AW169 helicopter. Every penny donated helps to keep the crew flying to patients who need us the most.”
Piers Thompson, External Relations Director at St Austell Brewery, said: “Cornwall Air Ambulance has been saving lives for 36 years and relies on the public to fund its missions. Every day the charity’s highly skilled critical care paramedics, doctors, and pilots attend an average of three people in need of urgent critical care. We are delighted to be supporting such a vital charity for our region, thanks to our fish and chip loving customers.”
You can support Cornwall Air Ambulance here.