Charitable TMETC employees raise over £10,000 in 2014

After participating in a variety of events, ranging from half marathons to remembering the Tata group's founder, the total amount donated to charity by Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) in 2014 was over £10,000, a combination of employee fundraising and company-matched donations.

This amount was donated to TMETC's two chosen local charities, the Myton Hospices and the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, together with a selection of other local and national causes close to the hearts of employees.

"Every day of the year, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is helping to save more lives," explained Katie Lockton, Fundraising Coordinator - Warwickshire & Birmingham. "Our critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day. With an average mission costing £1,700, TMETC's contributions from 2014 will help to allow WNAA to complete its life saving missions."

In March, TMETC staff were invited to 'Wear It Blue' for Tata Founder's Day, joining Tata group colleagues across the world to honour the Tata group's founder, Jamsetji Tata. This annual event saw over £20,000 raised by Tata companies in the UK and Europe, including TMETC, Tata Steel and Tata Global Beverages.

Undoubtedly two of the most challenging activities that TMETC employees took part in during 2014 were October's Great Birmingham Run and November's Winter Wolf Run, with a handful of hardy staff entering both.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to staff at TMETC for all of their hard work fundraising for us," said Sara Revell, Marketing and Communication Officer - Myton Hospices. "The money raised will make a huge difference to us and help us continues to care for terminally ill patients accord Coventry and Warwickshire and provide specialist support for them and their families."