Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance announced as charity partner of Edinburgh Airport
Charity work at Edinburgh Airport is set for an early lift off in 2018 as Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is announced as this year’s corporate charity. The SCAA is Scotland’s only charity air ambulance and is an integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The airport works with a different charity every year to raise vital funds and awareness of the good work the charity does, with more than £65,000 donated to 2017’s charity Children 1st. Forty applications to become 2018’s charity of the year were received, with the majority of staff voting for SCAA in the secret ballot. Based at Perth Airport, SCAA can be airborne within five minutes of receiving an emergency call and can reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. Head of Engagement at Edinburgh Airport, Anna Light said: “Working with our corporate charities has provided us with some great experiences and memories, and knowing we are helping raise awareness and funds for good causes is fantastic. “The story behind Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance was something our staff really took to and I’m excited to see how we can work together in 2018 to support and further promote a crucial life-saving service.” David Craig, Chief Executive of SCAA, said everyone at the vital life-saving charity was thrilled to be selected as Edinburgh Airport's charity partner for 2018. "To be chosen by the staff to receive their support and backing is a great honour and a wonderful boost for us as we enter our fifth anniversary year," he said. "It's tremendous to be associated with the country's busiest airport and join a prestigious line-up of charities to enjoy this amazing fundraising support. "Staff at Edinburgh will help save lives through this partnership with SCAA and we look forward to working together throughout the coming year."