Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) Housing Association have raised nearly £1,500 for their chosen charity of the year, Wales Air Ambulance.

Wales Air Ambulance was chosen by staff members as their charity for 2018/19. The £1,500 was raised through various actives, including a bonus ball scheme, a summer exercise challenge and donations form contractors working on CCG schemes.

Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, Lynne Garlick said: “We would like to say a very special thank you to all the staff at CCG for their generous donation.

“Each year, we have to raise £6.5 million to sustain this lifesaving service. It’s only through the kindness of the people of Wales that we are able to continue saving lives 365 days a year. With each mission costing on average £1,500 every donation really does make a difference. Thank you for supporting us.”

Delyth Williams, CCG’s Assistant Director for People Services added: “We are very proud to support such a worthy charity as Wales Air Ambulance, and we are delighted that our staff, their friends and family have raised this money for the charity.

“The decision to support Wales Air Ambulance was made by our staff who vote for the charity they wish to support each year. The charity was chosen because it delivers such a vital service, especially in rural areas like Gwynedd, and many staff members have experienced the service first hand or through friends and family. Staff came together to come up with fundraising ideas, and I’m proud of their efforts.”

CCG staff have chosen local children’s cancer charity Gafael Llaw as their charity for 2019/2020.

Photo: Sian Davies, Community Co-Ordinator at Air Ambulance Wales with Delyth Williams, Alun Hughes and Catrin Jones from CCG.