St Ives firm raises thousands for air ambulance charity

Linx employees Chris Dove, John Tierney, Paul Gregory, Wayne Gimblett, and Jason Rothwell with Olive

Linx employees Chris Dove, John Tierney, Paul Gregory, Wayne Gimblett, and Jason Rothwell with Oliver Gates (pilot), Mark Milsom (critical care paramedic), and Marcel Rigaud (doctor) from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. - Credit: Archant

Employees from St Ives-based Linx Printing Technologies have raised £10,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance following a year of fundraising activities.

Staff at the company, based in Stocks Bridge Way, rolled up their sleeves to organise a quiz night, raffle and family fun day, pulled out their mixing bowls and barbecues to cook up tasty goodies for a bake sale and sausage sizzle, dunked their sponges for a day of car washing, and got on their bikes for a 260 mile bike ride to France, all of which were supported and sponsored by families and friends.

The £10,000 target for the East Anglian Air Ambulance was part of Linx’s 2016 overall charity programme, in which the company has helped a number of different charities that are close to the hearts of its employees.

“We have supported several associates in their fund-raising efforts for individual charities, and we also felt it would be good to have a special charity for the whole company,” said Nigel Hood, Linx managing director. “The East Anglian Air Ambulance was the ideal choice as its life-saving work has the potential to benefit every single person at Linx. We are extremely proud of how all our associates have rallied together both to organise and support so many different events.”


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