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Furness Building Society raises over £1 million for the North West Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet

FurnessFurness Building Society is flying high with the North West Air Ambulance after raising an amazing £1.1 million for the charity. Furness has been supporting the charity since 2005 through its affinity account scheme and raised £157,000 for the charity in 2015 alone.

This donation funded almost 300 of the charity’s life saving missions across the North West region in 2015, of which their helicopters flew over 2,000 during that time.

What’s more the money is also equivalent to a year’s worth of fuel for one of the charity’s three helicopters, which fly 365 days a year to motorways, remote countryside or city centres and cover 5,500 square miles across the North West. The speed at which the helicopters fly to the region’s specialist trauma hospitals can make a life changing difference to patients, preventing death and long-term disability.

Emma Tilley, Fundraising Manager at the North West Air Ambulance Charity says: “We are so grateful to Furness Building Society for their continued support of our charity. As a service totally reliant on donations, amazing contributions like these are vital for us to continue our life-saving work in the North West.“

Ian Quayle, Head of Customer Partnerships, Experience and Service Quality at Furness Building Society says:  “We are delighted to be able to help North West Air Ambulance with the vital work they carry out in our communities.  The affinity partnership we have with them works really well for both organisations – The Furness benefit because it attracts new membership to the Society, our customers win because they receive interest on their savings and North West Air Ambulance benefit from the donation we make to them.  It is genuinely a win, win win situation for all of us!”

If you or your company are interested in becoming a corporate partner for the North West Air Ambulance Charity, please contact or if you would like to open an affinity account please visit


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