Norfolk law firm Hansells donates over �1,400 to East Anglian Air Ambulance

Staff at a Norfolk law firm have raised more than �1,400 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) through a series of fun events.

Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers handed over a cheque for �1,437 to the EAAA, which is now just months away from getting a brand new helicopter.

The money was raised by the firm's social committee before being doubled by Hansells partner, one of whom, Roger Holden, said: 'At Hansells we believe we have a responsibility to put back to the community in which we work. We are delighted to make this contribution to the EAAA it is such an important and valuable charity.

'It is heartening how Hansells staff give their time to fundraising efforts throughout the year and it is through their work and coming together that they have raised this fantastic sum of money.'

The events have ranged from guessing sweets in a jar to cake bake-offs and raffles - as well as staff dressing up as a chicken and a rabbit just before Easter and going to the bank to do the company's banking

The EAAA is looking to upgrade its helicopter in the autumn. Steve Whitby, chief operating officer, said: 'It costs the equivalent of �1.50 per person in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire each year to run the EAAA, so this generous contribution from Hansells is very welcome.

'Our existing helicopter is operating 10 hours per day and it is our intention to extend our flying hours when we upgrade the helicopter to a newer model.'

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