The NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the Yeovil agency assisted the air ambulance with a donation of £6,379 from the National Agency Giving Fund of £1.92 million.
This fund, now in its third year, was established by the country’s leading rural insurer to assist local frontline charities across the country.
The Agency Giving Fund is part of NFU Mutual’s £3.25 million funding pledge for both local and national charities in 2022, to help combat the pandemic’s ongoing effects and aid in recovery.
The Intent is that the Funds have Far-reaching Effects
To ensure that these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they are most needed, NFU Mutual’s Agents have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.
The Donation has Helped the Air Ambulance Charity Immensely
This contribution has enabled Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance to continue providing their life-saving critical care service in the local community.
Last year, they were called to 2,231 incidents where their team’s enhanced skills, specialist equipment, and drugs, and the speed of their response using their Agusta Westland 169 (AW169) helicopter and critical care cars could mean the difference between life and death.
Their clinical team is available 19 hours a day, seven days a week, all year.
“NFU Mutual has been a champion of rural communities the length and breadth of the UK for over 110 years,” said Richard Pilkington, NFU Mutual senior agent and group secretary at Yeovil Agency. “The Agency Giving Fund supports local causes that are working day and night to change people’s lives and give hope for a better future.” We’re extremely proud to have chosen Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance for this donation, and we’re delighted to be able to support the vital contribution they make to our community.”