Estate agents plan to be key fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 12:03 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 26 October 2009

Tony Putterill: Keen for his firm to help

Tony Putterill: Keen for his firm to help

AN estate agents chain has thrown its weight behind Hertfordshire s efforts to make an air ambulance its very own property. Putterills has announced it will back the Herts Air Ambulance Appeal, which is bidding to raise £250,000 to get the county its very

AN estate agents chain has thrown its weight behind Hertfordshire's efforts to make an air ambulance its very own property.

Putterills has announced it will back the Herts Air Ambulance Appeal, which is bidding to raise £250,000 to get the county its very own helicopter.

This county is just one of two, the other being Avon, that does not have its own air ambulance. Hertfordshire currently relies on the helicopter of Essex to also patrol our skies.

Putterills director Mark Shearing said: "We have chosen the Herts Air Ambulance Appeal as our charity to support for 2008.

"We wanted to pick a charity that would benefit the local area as all our offices are in Hertfordshire.

"We raised £6,000 for our chosen charity last year and we hope we can exceed that this year.

"We will be arranging some sponsored events soon to try to make this possible."

Tony Putterill, the company's founder and managing director has his own personal reasons to want to back the bid.

He said: "From a personal point of view it is a very good cause to support.

"It would be very reassuring to know that an air ambulance would be readily available if needed.

"Putterills is very happy to support this charity effort."

The appeal has currently raised over £160,000. For more information visit www.hertsairambulance.org.uk

Times Territory branches of Putterills include WGC town centre, Knebworth and Welwyn.

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