Contractor Kier makes air ambulance donation

Kier Construction senior site manager Jason Giblett (left) presents the �650 donation to Air Ambulance fundraising co-ordinator Stuart Wilkins at Kier's Rushden office. NNL-140423-171140001
Kier Construction senior site manager Jason Giblett (left) presents the �650 donation to Air Ambulance fundraising co-ordinator Stuart Wilkins at Kier's Rushden office. NNL-140423-171140001
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Rushden-based contractor Kier Construction gave Northamptonshire’s Air Ambulance Service a welcome financial boost over Easter.

The company has made a £650 donation, which will be split equally between the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulances.

The gift came as a result of a safety award scheme run by Kier, in which the company directors reward those construction sites that demonstrate exemplary safety standards with funds to give to their chosen charity.

Kier’s student accommodation project at Peterhouse for the University of Cambridge was judged the safest site, and senior site manager Jason Giblett and the team selected The Air Ambulance Service after the charity came to the rescue of one of Jason’s friends following a serious accident.

Fundraising co-ordinator Stuart Wilkins accepted the donation on behalf of The Air Ambulance.

He said: “We would like to thank both Jason, and all his colleagues at Kier, for the kind and generous donation.

“It is great when safety is so highly rewarded, thus reducing the chance of our services being required.

“We are happy to serve the public wherever and whenever we are needed. It is only through companies and generous choosing to support our organisation that we can continue to fly and save lives.”

Kier director Dennis Cotton added: “Our initiative of recognising excellent site safety performance with charitable donations has proven very successful.

“It’s great to be able to donate this money to this fantastic and very worthy cause, which does such amazing work.”