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11 February 2016

Louise James with Dr Adam Chesters

Charity fundraising record

Cambridge Consultants staff raise £40,000 for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Charity fundraising at product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has reached new heights – with a £40,000 donation to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) organisation. The money was raised by staff through activities such as a monthly fancy-dress cake trolley, sales of bacon rolls, regular raffles and participation in the Cambridge Half Marathon. The company then matched the amount raised by its staff.

“We are delighted with this generous donation from everyone at Cambridge Consultants,” said Barbara McGee, fundraising manager at the EAAA. “The money will help us keep flying and saving lives across East Anglia. We rely solely on the support and generosity of local people and corporate sponsors like Cambridge Consultants to help us raise the cash needed to operate our two helicopters. So this amazing amount of money will really make a difference.”

Since it began flying in 2000, the EAAA has helped to save the lives of hundreds of people involved in accidents or medical emergencies across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Its team of doctors and critical care paramedics aims to reach anyone in East Anglia within 25 minutes. The helicopters are equipped with a full range of specialist lifesaving equipment, allowing the medical crew to deliver A&E-level care at the scene of an incident – in effect, bringing the hospital to the patient.

“When we were selecting our ‘charity of the year’ for 2015, the EAAA was a popular choice as it provides a vital lifeline for the local community,” said Louise James, head of the charity committee at Cambridge Consultants. “We are proud that our staff have once again proved generous with their time and money to enable us to beat our previous fundraising record by an incredible 40%."

Notes to editors

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 700 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, oil and gas, and wireless communications.

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.945bn. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit

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