Insurance broker backs charity which helped its chairman

East Anglian Air Ambulance fundraising manager Sophie Mathew with Tim Ryan, chairman of Ryan's. Pict

East Anglian Air Ambulance fundraising manager Sophie Mathew with Tim Ryan, chairman of Ryan's. Picture: Ryan's. - Credit: Ryan's

An insurance broker has announced it will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) for the next three years.

Ipswich-based Ryan's has chosen the life-saving organisation after its chairman Tim Ryan was helped by the EAAA following a motoring accident.

Mr Ryan said: 'Having had my own life saved by the paramedics and EAAA I am delighted that we are committing to supporting them for the next three years to help them to carry on their valuable work saving lives.'

Ryan's staff will be organising a number of fundraising events to raise money for EAAA including dress-down days, monthly 'day off work' raffles, cake baking and themed events.

Sophie Mathew, area fundraising manager at EAAA, said: 'We are thrilled that Ryan's have chosen EAAA as their chosen charity, and knowing EAAA attended Tim as a patient, they know first-hand just how their support can really help.'