Staff at Plymouth-based Securi-Guard raised more than £350 for a special foundation established in honour of the famous World War Two pilot Sir Douglas Bader.
The donation from the proceeds of a company Christmas raffle will go towards the work of the foundation’s Bader Braves Project, which supports children with limb loss and other physical disabilities.
Management at the South West’s largest independent fire and security specialists put a number of prizes up for grabs in the raffle, which raised a total of £354.80.
Kim Precious, Managing Director of Securi-Guard Monitoring, said: “The staff were all extremely supportive of the Christmas raffle and we are delighted to have raised this money for such a worthwhile cause.
“The Douglas Bader Foundation was kind enough to send us a thank you certificate in recognition of the money we raised and as a company we would like to thank all the staff for their contribution to making this fund raiser such a success.”
The Bader Braves Project gives youngsters aged 6-16 the opportunity to improve their life skills and confidence by taking part in exciting events, such as adventure weekends and flights in light aircraft.
Launched in 2010 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, the Bader Braves project was created as a joint acknowledgment of the airman’s honorary chieftainship of a Canadian Indian tribe – and the bravery of children with limb deficiencies and other disabilities in their attempts to live normal lives.
The Douglas Bader Foundation was created and formed in 1982 following the death of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader in September of that year.
Its mission is to continue the work of Sir Douglas, who was honoured with a knighthood in 1976 for his contribution and tireless work on behalf of those individuals with a disability.
In 1993, the foundation realised its first initiative with the completion of the Douglas Bader Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in West London, which offers support and rehabilitation services for amputees.