Praise for charity fundraising

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SOUTHERN Water has received high praise and a special plaque from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance for its continued support.

The charity has received £40,000 in donations from Southern Water during the past three years.

The money came from Southern Water’s Health and Safety Challenge and proceeds from one of its charity race days at Fontwell Park Racecourse.

The Health and Safety Charity Challenge encourages staff members to report any potential hazards in the workplace, such as wet floors or broken fencing, which can then be fixed before they cause an accident.

Matthew Wright, Southern Water’s Chief Executive, was presented the plaque by Jill Playle (CORR), the Air Ambulance’s Director of Communications.

Matthew said: “We are really proud to continue to support the Air Ambulance and I’m delighted to have received this award on behalf of the company for the donations we have made over the last three years.”

Jill said: “Our charity relies almost entirely on donations so the continued support of big companies like Southern Water is crucial to us.

“The money from Southern Water equates to about 16 missions which would potentially save 16 lives so we are extremely grateful.”

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