Ascona hits £100k donation target for Wales Air Ambulance and renews commitment with charity partner

March 7, 2024
David Lamb

Ascona Group (‘Ascona’), the 7th largest UK independent forecourt operator and one of the fastest growing companies in Wales for the last three years, is delighted to announce that it has made another £50,000 donation to its charity partner, the Wales Air Ambulance, as it hits its ambitious target of £100,000 in the 2023/24 financial year.  

After Ascona made initial donations of £10,000 in March 2023 and £40,000 in November 2023, the Group has made this additional donation following the success of its fundraising activities across its portfolio of first-class roadside retail destinations over the last few months.

Following this donation, Ascona has now hit its target of raising over £100,000 for the Wales Air Ambulance over the course of the year-long partnership.

Ascona is also delighted to announce that it has renewed its charity partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance, and has committed to donating £100,000 in the next financial year once again (2024/25)

The partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance helps to support their vital mission to deliver lifesaving medical care to people across Wales, whenever and wherever they need it. The service relies entirely on charitable donations as the organisation seeks to raise £11.2 million in funds every year to keep the helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the roads across Wales.

Darren Briggs, Founder, and CEO of Ascona Group, commented:

“I am thrilled that we were able to make another significant donation to this vital charity. Over the last 12 months, we have been able to hit our ambitious target and we’re delighted to renew our partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance for the 2024/25 financial year.

“This time, we expect to raise a further £100,000 for the Wales Air Ambulance, which will help to ensure this brilliant charity can continue to deliver lifesaving medical care to people across Wales.”  

“Since we launched Ascona in 2011, supporting our local communities has been at the heart of everything we do, so I am very proud that we continue to play such an active role in supporting charities like Wales Air Ambulance who make such a difference to communities across Wales.

Dr Sue Barnes, Chief Executive, Wales Air Ambulance Charity commented:

“We are all deeply grateful for the level of support we’ve received from Ascona this year. Working with Ascona on our partnership over the last year has been a positive and rewarding experience, and we are delighted to be able to continue this relationship for the next 12 months.

“On behalf of all crew, staff and patients, I’d like to thank the entire Ascona team for their hard work over the last 12 months, as well as everyone who made donations. Without the help of organisations like Ascona, it would not be possible to do what we do at the Wales Air Ambulance.”

David Lamb

35 years experience in retail management, marketing, I.T and design

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