A charity quiz organised by Clydesdale Bank’s Perth business and private banking team has raised £560 to support Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Around 100 local customers, professionals and Bank staff took part in the event held during Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week. Twenty one teams competed for top place with Perth solicitors Miller Hendry emerging victorious.
During the event, John Pritchard MBE, SCAA’s paramedic team leader, told guests about the vital role played by the charity and explained why community support is so important to maintaining its services.
SCAA was launched in 2013 and is the country’s only charity funded helicopter air ambulance. It helps when incidents occur in remote places or when other factors rule out the usual emergency services response. Based at Perth Airport, the air ambulance can reach 90% of the country’s population within 30 minutes.
Clydesdale Bank formed a community partnership with SCAA last year to support the organisation in delivering its invaluable life-saving service across Scotland.
Alex Young, Relationship Manager at Clydesdale Bank’s Perth Business and Private Banking Centre, said: “We’re extremely proud of raising much needed funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
“SCAA makes a vital contribution to communities across Scotland. It’s an essential service which provides rapid and often life-saving care for people caught up in a wide range of incidents and emergencies.
“Clydesdale Bank is a firm believer in supporting the communities in which we work and live.”
Sally Cameron, Head of Fundraising at SCAA, said: “We are grateful to Clydesdale Bank’s Perth team for their fundraising efforts. We also wish to thank them for giving us a platform to address guests at the charity quiz. As we rely 100% on donations, we are continually striving to make people aware of SCAA and gain their support.
“Our partnership with Clydesdale Bank is helping us to make a real difference to communities throughout Scotland. We continue to work closely with Clydesdale Bank to maintain the life-saving work of our helicopter and professional crew.”