TMS staff were delighted to be able to support two Charities again in 2016.
Throughout the year staff raised money for the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance by putting their baking skills to the test with numerous ‘Bake Offs’, selling old mobile phones and finishing off with a Christmas raffle.
Andy Smith, TMS’s Operations Director said, “Once again our staff have raised a magnificent amount of money. This year we’ve raised £800 which has allowed us to support the work of these two important charities.”
Cheques were recently presented to representatives from each charity – Jayme Balossino – Midlands Regional FundraiserJDRF and Jeannie Priest, a volunteer from the air ambulance. Both were delighted with their cheques.
Andy continued, “It was interesting and thought provoking to hear about the work of both these charities; the ground breaking research of JDRF and daily life saving missions of the air ambulance.”
More Information About Our Chosen Charities
JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune condition that has a life-long impact on those diagnosed with it and their families. JDRF exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is not related to lifestyle and affects about 400,000 people in the UK, 29,000 of them children. A child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five faces up to 19,000 injections and 50,000 finger prick blood tests by the time they are 18.
Lincolnshire & Nottingham Air Ambulance
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. They can reach any point in the two counties in less than 20 minutes and on average can transfer a patient to hospital within 8 minutes. Each mission costs £2,500 and the service costs around £2.5 million a year to run. The service does not receive any government help and is run predominantly through donations. To date they have attended over 17,800 life threatening missions.