Friday, 13 April 2012


A council employee has donated £750 to the Kent Air Ambulance.

The payment was initially given to Mark Emery, Operational Support Manager for EK Services as a thank you payment after agreeing to speak at a conference in Manchester.

Mark was asked to nominate a charity for the payment to be donated to and he chose Kent Air Ambulance.

He said: “I was pleased to be asked to speak at Civica’s Conference in Manchester as it gives us great recognition for the work that has been carried out in developing the shared services.

"I chose to donate the money to the Kent Air Ambulance in recognition of the excellent work they do across the whole of Kent. They do not receive government funding so private donations are essential to keep this life saving service flying."

The conference was about ‘Delivering efficiencies through shared services’, and Mark was asked to speak about best practice for shared services, as Thanet District Council now shares its Income and Payment, Customer Services, IT and HR with three other east Kent councils.

Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, said: "We are very grateful to Mark for his extremely generous and very thoughtful donation and really delighted that he chose to recognise the work we do in such a fashion.

“Ours is a charity that is dedicated to saving lives and every penny we get contributes towards improving the life chances of all those people who need our help.”

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