Annual Charity Appeal

Our Annual Charity Appeal focuses the fundraising efforts of our members throughout the UK to one chosen charity each year as part of our commitment to social responsibility.

Supporting charitable causes and getting involved in community activities is an essential part of the Society's work. Our values as a mutual organisation provide us with a platform upon which we can give something back to the wider community.

Each year the Society’s President nominates a charity of their choice for the Annual Charity Appeal.  The Society’s President’s annual charity appeal provides a national focus for the fundraising efforts of our members and complements the many local charities that our branches and Areas support.  Our 2017/2018 charity, chosen by our President Cheryl Eagleson, is the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC).

Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC)

Aaacharity Logofull2017 (1)The Association of Air Ambulances (Charity) Ltd represents all air ambulance charities in the UK.  Air ambulances are not funded directly by the Government or the National Lottery, and there are currently 21 Air Ambulance charities operating a total of 39 aircraft across the country.

On average, an emergency air ambulance takes off every 10 minutes in the UK, flying 365 days a year.  Put another way, during every hour of every day, 7 Air Ambulances are attending incidents of various types across the country, including medical trauma. 

Visit the Association of Air Ambulances website for more information. 

Association of Air Ambulances (Charity) Ltd is a registered charity. Address: 50 High Street, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5AN. Registered Charity No. 1161153.

What we're doing to support AAAC 

Our members will be taking part in lots of fundraising activities throughout the year, including:

  • Foresters National Quiz night – the quiz night will be held in a number of locations across the country and the date will be advertised later this year. 
  • The sale of merchandise and jewellery to support UK Air Ambulances
  • Numerous raffles and individual donations
  • Dress down Fridays for staff at Head Office

Find out more and get involved

For more information about the above events please contact the Foresters branch helpdesk on 0800 101 8310.

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Previously supported charities

 Year                                       

 Charity                    

 Amount raised                     

2016/2017

Canine Partners

£65,000 so far

 2015/2016 

 Alzheimer’s Research UK

 Over £85,000

 2014/2015

 Sense UK

 Over £55,000

 2013/2014

 Barnardo's Children's Charity

 Over £88,000

 2012/2013

 Macmillan Cancer Support

 Nearly £60,000

 2011/2012

 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as part of the appeal for Guide Dogs ‎

 £100,000

 2010/2011

 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

 Nearly £70,000

 2009/2010

 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

 £65,000

 2008/2009

 Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

 Nearly £60,000

 2007/2008

 CLIC Sargent

 £47,000