Managing Director of THE ONE GROUP Tristan Drane shows off his golfing skills to: Magpas Helimedix Crew Member Adam Bright, Accountancy Recruitment Specialist Sam Price from THE ONE GROUP and Magpas Helimedix Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood, at the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base
The team at Histon and Peterborough based recruitment specialist consultancy, THE ONE GROUP, have a great deal to celebrate as we near the end of 2014. Not only has this year marked their 10th anniversary, but they have also helped to raise £37,500 for Magpas Helimedix! This is the seventh year they have hosted their annual corporate Lifesavers Golf Day (amongst other events) to raise funds.
In July this year, over 90 golfers from businesses across the county and beyond, took to the fairways. Many companies involved supported the event by sponsoring holes; but Elms Cambridge BMW, Samsung and Amazon went above and beyond the call of duty by also making generous donations to the event’s auction. An impressive £8,500 was raised on the day alone. THE ONE GROUP Managing Director Tristan Drane and his team always make sure the costs from the golf days are covered, with free entry and food, so that all monies donated go directly to Magpas.
Tristan explained why he was so committed to the lifesaving cause, “As well as creating an annual event to say thank you to our clients, we utilize the opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for Magpas Helimedix. Our choice of charity feels 100% right; it provides a crucial, local lifesaving service and Magpas relies wholly on donations to make a critical difference to people’s lives in the areas where we all live and work. These specialist doctors and paramedics who in the main volunteer their time to work with Magpas; not only save lives, but they make a huge difference to what could have been”.
Head of Communications at Magpas, Antonia Brickell, summed things up by saying “THE ONE GROUP team are an incredible collection of people. All the members of staff are totally dedicated to supporting our Emergency Medical Charity. To raise almost £40,000 for us is a monumental achievement! The funds raised will help Magpas Helimedix continue to bring A&E care by land and by air, to patients with life changing injuries, in the East of England and beyond”. She went on to say, “The fantastic news is that Magpas will once again be the official charity for 2015, with a date already confirmed for next year’s Lifesavers Golf Day. It will be held on 3rd July at the club where top British player Ian Poulter was an Assistant Pro for many years; John O Gaunt Golf Club”.