INS supports the Great North Air Ambulance Service

International Nuclear Services, the specialist nuclear transport company, has donated £4,838 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Every year INS employees vote to nominate a charity of the year and for 2017/18 the winning nomination was GNAAS, recognising the valuable service they provide reaching injured or seriously ill people in hard to reach or remote areas, where time is of the essence in order to save lives.

To raise the funds a voluntary team of INS employees organise a variety of fundraising events throughout the year including numerous cake sales, a sponsored slim, a quiz night and an Easter egg raffle. INS also pledged to donate a further £1 for every safety observation made and there were 214 safety observations made during the year, adding an additional £214 to the fund.

INS Internal Communications Manager, Jane Foreman and INS fundraiser, Lorna Todd presented the cheque on behalf of INS to GNAAS Public Liaison Assistant (Cumbria), Sophie Weir. Jane said she hoped the cheque would go some way to supporting the great work the GNAAS does. Sophie said the charity was delighted to receive the donation, every part of which goes towards keeping the service running.