Wales Air Ambulance Partnership Strengthened with Affinity Account

1 June 2015

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The Society has strengthened its partnership with Wales Air Ambulance, its Charity of the Year 2015, by teaming up with them to provide a Wales Air Ambulance Affinity Account.

Wales Air Ambulance provides emergency air cover for those facing life-threatening illnesses or injuries, and attends an average of 2,000 incidents each year. They rely entirely on donations to fund their three helicopters based in the North, Mid and South of Wales.

With over £6 million needed to operate the service every year, the Society has made Wales Air Ambulance an Affinity Partner to help them to raise essential funds, giving supporters an opportunity to open an Affinity Instant Account in support of the charity.

In addition to the interest paid to Wales Air Ambulance Affinity Instant account holders each year, the Society will make a donation to the Welsh charity equivalent to 1% per annum of the daily balance held in these accounts. The more money saved, the more donations the charity receives.

Monmouthshire Building Society chose Wales Air Ambulance to be an Affinity Instant partner to help raise vital funds for their service, and the partnership enables supporters to help raise extra funds for the charity without even having to put their hand in their own pocket.

Commenting on the partnership, Chief Executive Andrew Lewis said: “As a regional building society, it’s important that we actively support our local communities. Wales Air Ambulance is a vitally important initiative which, without support from the public, simply couldn’t exist.

“The Society is proud to offer the charity a sustainable financial commitment and, in doing so, we aim to further strengthen their provision of an essential, lifesaving service throughout the whole of Wales.”

Fundraising Manager at Wales Air Ambulance Mark Stevens said: ‘“With so many people in Wales living in isolated locations and far from a major or specialist hospital, an air ambulance operation is essential.

“It is only thanks to support from the public that we can continue to help those in need. We thank Monmouthshire Building Society for their support and look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

To open an Affinity Instant Account, simply click here, visit any Monmouthshire Building Society branch or agency office, or call 01633 844 400. For more information on Wales Air Ambulance, visit www.walesairambulance.com.

Please note that at the current time, all of the Society's savings accounts can only be opened by new customers who live within the following postcode areas: NP, CF, SA, LD, WR, GL, HR & BS. Existing Society customers may also open any of our savings accounts.

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