COMPLAINTS ABOUT FUNDRAISING

To manage complaints effectively and to ensure consistency of response from The County Air Ambulance Trust and HELP Appeal, the Fundraising Support Team will be the primary body responsible.

At the heart of our Charity is the desire to save lives and reduce long-term disability to the most seriously ill and injured patients. Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) is a service that anyone of us might need at any time.

We aim to provide you with the best possible service, but occasionally things can go wrong and we will encourage you to tell us about it so that we can put matters right.

Our approach to fundraising is underpinned by three principles:

  • Fairness – treating all members of the public fairly and respectfully. This means respecting the wishes and preferences of the supporter and being mindful of and sensitive to any particular need that a supporter may have.
  • Inclusivity – we are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make change happen, regardless of visible and invisible differences. The rights and dignity of our beneficiaries must be upheld at all times
  • Accountability – it is up to fundraisers to take responsibility and care to ensure that their fundraising is happening to a high standard. We re-invest a small part of every donation in fundraising to secure future income.

The County Air Ambulance Trust and HELP Appeal really value your feedback and take your comments seriously. We will acknowledge your complaint within 4 working days and aim to resolve complaints within 10 working days of receipt. In exceptional circumstances this might extend to 20 working days.

If you remain dissatisfied your complaint will be referred to a more senior member of staff who will work with our complaints coordinator to resolve the issue.

 

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The County Air Ambulance Trust and HELP Appeal is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), if you feel that we have not satisfactorily solved your complaint, you can contact the FRSB:

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The County Air Ambulance Trust and HELP Appeal is a member of the The Institute of Fundraising who are a professional membership body for UK fundraising. Their mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice.

VISIT THE INSTITUTE OF FUNDRAISING WEBSITE

 


 

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The County Air Ambulance Trust and HELP Appeal is a member of the Association of Air Ambulances. The Association was established as a membership body for those organisations which form the air ambulance services in the UK. The Association’s membership which represents the majority of the air ambulance network is made up of charities, ambulance services and the supply chain that provides this valuable life saving service. Members are governed by a Code of Conduct which formally recognises the integral part that air ambulances play in the medical service provision.

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