Rockliffe Hall flying high with major charity donation

Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, County Durham, has handed over its final cheque to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) for funds raised throughout its corporate charity partnership.

The GNAAS has been the 5* resorts nominated charity for the last two years with team members taking part in events such as the Coast to Coast cycle challenge and various other fundraising activities as well as making prize donations and offering the resort as a venue for GNAAS’s corporate events

ick Holmes hands over cheque

Nick Holmes (MD Rockliffe Hall) hands over the cheque to some of the GNAAS team at their base at Durham Tees Valley

In total, Rockliffe Hall has raised over £10,000.

The GNAAS is a charity which operates without Government funding, relying entirely on public donations. It has three aircraft stationed across its two bases at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington and at Langwathby, near Penrith in Cumbria.

The team provides the highest standards of pre-hospital care at an accident scene and then flies the patient to the hospital best suited to their needs.

Speaking about the charity partnership, MD of Rockliffe Hall, Nick Holmes said: “It has been a complete honour to have been involved with the GNAAS for the last two years, not to mention a lot of fun as well. Our team has taken part in lots of activities and it really is a privilege to be able to officially hand over this money. The GNAAS saves many lives week in week out and they need all the support they can get to keep it going. They’re such a committed and enthusiastic team and we hope they go from strength to strength in the coming months.”

Grahame Pickering, GNAAS chief executive, said: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all staff and guests at Rockliffe Hall for their phenomenal support over the past two years. These sorts of partnerships rely on hard work and enthusiasm on both sides and we thank Rockliffe for their unwavering commitment and energy. They were a pleasure to work with and we hope to rekindle our partnership at some point in the future.”


Rockliffe Hall will be announcing its new charity partner in the coming weeks.

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