Fantastic news! We have been shortlisted for two Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2022 – Campaign of the Year and Charity Staff Member of the Year. These prestigious annual awards celebrate and recognise the skills and commitment of those working tirelessly within and in support of the air ambulance community.
KSS has been selected as a finalist for Campaign of the Year in recognition of the success of our first digital lead generation fundraising campaign – a three month campaign aimed at growing and diversifying our fundraising income. This campaign exceeded all targets and resulted in us reaching a new, younger audience, securing 537 new donors and raising additional annual donations of £45,000.
Our amazing Sarita Taneja, who joined KSS’s Community Fundraising Team six years ago before joining our Patient and Family Aftercare Team, has been shortlisted for Charity Staff Member of the Year. Sarita is an inspiration to all who work with her. Amongst her many other achievements, she has spearheaded our Young Ambassadors programme, helped to set up our new Patient and Family Aftercare Team, has supported thousands of fundraisers, organised store collections and managed KSS’s attendance at fundraising events.
David Welch, CEO at KSS, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for two Air Ambulances UK Awards, which single out the very best initiatives and people from Air Ambulance charities nationwide. My sincere thanks and congratulations to Sarita and to all those involved in our Value Exchange Campaign, including partners Purity Fundraising, for their impressive contributions to KSS.”
Simmy Akhtar, Air Ambulances UK CEO, said “Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted after long and hard deliberations from our independent judging panel all of whom have volunteered their time to support the recognition of our air ambulance community.”
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on 14th November. This will be the first in-person Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence Awards held in person since 2019. To see the full shortlist, please click here.