On Sunday 16th April five members of ‘Team Tradeglaze’ put on their running shoes and took on the challenge of running 10k through the streets of Lincoln, raising £1,254.00 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Over 2,500 runners joined the City of Lincoln 10k race this year, attracting participants not only from Lincolnshire but from all over the country due to its friendly atmosphere, flat course and stunning finish line right next to the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral. Tradeglaze employees used to run Lincoln 10k every year before the pandemic stopped the event. This year, Team Tradeglaze came back in full force, finishing as the 4th competing team overall, and not only hitting but exceeding our target of £1,000, all due to the very generous support of our colleagues, customers, suppliers, families and friends.

Yellow helicopter

The LNAA are a local charity based next to RAF Waddington. The bright yellow LNAA ambucopter regularly flies over Tradeglaze offices to land at Lincoln County Hospital to get patients suffering from the most serious of illnesses and devastating injuries, providing the best possible treatment as quickly as possible. In 2022 the LNAA had its busiest year ever when it responded to more than 1,620 incidents. On Friday 19th May, Tradeglaze representatives got to visit the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance headquarters and present their donation.

Tradeglaze Marketing Manager, Katerina Pickup, who took part in the race shared: “We see the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance ambucopter frequently in our county, working hard to get critically injured patients the fast medical care they need. None of us thinks that they’ll need a critical care team landing by helicopter to save their life. But the crew attend on average 4 life-saving missions a day. Their selfless work means that those critically ill patients have the best chance to survive.”

“We are really happy that we have been able to run the City of Lincoln 10k race and raise such a great amount for the LNAA, who continue providing life-saving missions, all with no direct government funding and made possible only through the generosity of supporters.”

“Our team really enjoyed the challenge and would like to extend our warmest thanks to all who have supported our fundraiser, be it through donations or by turning up on the day to cheer us on when our feet were burning! We would like to give a special mention and thank you to the personnel at the Standards and Evaluation Unit and 51 Squadron based at RAF Waddington for their generous donations and their support and encouragement in the run-up to the event.”

Tanya Taylor, Head of Corporate, Community and Events at the LNAA, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the team at Tradeglaze, for raising an amazing £1,254.00! No one wakes up thinking they will need the help of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, but with crews on call 365 days of the year, our highly skilled doctors, paramedics and pilots help people involved in life-threatening incidents every day. We transport an A&E department to patients involved in emergencies when every minute matters.”

“The fabulous support from Tradeglaze helps to keep our Helicopter in the sky and our Critical Care Cars on the road giving patients the best chance of survival. Thank you all so much once again!”

Big congratulations to everyone for taking part, what an amazing effort! 👏

About Tradeglaze (Lincoln) Ltd

Tradeglaze is an award-winning fabricator and installer of bespoke PVCu and aluminium windows, doors, bifolds, curtain walling and conservatories, based in Lincoln. Since 1995 the company has been providing bespoke double-glazing solutions for trade, commercial and residential customers in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. Focused on innovation and investing heavily in technology, Tradeglaze continues to provide industry expertise and the highest quality products to support customers in their journey to create the perfect property. The company portfolio includes Jackson Window SystemsLincoln Bi Folds and Allenby Glass. To find out more about Tradeglaze (Lincoln) Ltd please visit www.tradeglaze.co.uk.

About the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is an air ambulance based near RAF Waddington which covers the administrative counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and the unitary authorities of Nottingham, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, England. Their crew attend the most serious of incidents and carries out life-saving advanced procedures on the scene before transferring patients to the hospital. Their HEMS doctors and paramedics carry out procedures such as delivering anaesthetics, emergency blood transfusions and administration of advanced pain relief – procedures usually only possible in a hospital. The crew use night vision goggles to respond to incidents day or night. You can read more about the LNAA here www.ambucopter.org.

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