LAST weekend quantity surveyors from Waitings took part in the Cumbria Way and doing a mix of walking and running from Ulverston to Raughton Head. 

They have chosen to support the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after the charity came to the aid of a work colleague in 2016 when they were involved in a serious road traffic collision, and a personal friend in 2019.

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Speaking at the time of the delivery, Lee Salmon, head of operations west at GNAAS said: "I want to thank the directors of Waitings, for their kind and very generous gesture of service.

"Generosity from our local community comes in many forms, from pennies in a box, to employee salary sacrificing donations and many other forms too.

"It’s wide and varied and helps me and my team deliver a world class helicopter based critical care system to our amazing community."

The company are also continuing to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, after their inspirational managing director, Victoria Waiting, sadly died from a tumour back in August 2016.

The team have been training since last year by going on ever increasing runs together and have focused their energy on completing the challenge last weekend. 

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Rod Phillips, senior quantity surveyor from Waitings, said: "We all see GNAAS as not just a nice to have, but a critical service, without which lives would be lost. We’ve had colleagues and friends saved, who would otherwise not now be here and that’s a powerful stimulant to push us to raise money."

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