O’Brien Charitable Trust Donate £10,000 to Warwickshire + Northamptonshire Air Ambulance


O’Brien Charitable Trust have donated £10,000 to the Warwickshire + Northamptonshire Air Ambulance for the third year running.

The O’Brien Charitable Trust consider the Air Ambulance donation to be a priority, due to the independent and self-funded approach they have, they also carry out recues on many remote construction sites.

WNAA attend around 1000 missions a year – each costing around £1700. They provide the best possible pre-hospital care and rapid transport to specialist hospitals, to those suffering serious injury and illness. WNAA receive no Government funding, relying solely on donations.

Lee Bunting from Air Ambulance said:

“This is the third consecutive year that O’Brien Contractors have donated £10,000 to our charity as a result of their fundraising activities. I am absolutely amazed at their dedication to our cause and the efforts that they go to, to raise these funds for us.

The air ambulance service receives no government funding and it is through donations such as this that we are able to remain operational and provide a consistent, world class life saving service. Each mission we undertake costs on average £1,700, so this donation is received with sincere thanks and gratitude. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and to all at O’Brien Contractors for their continued support. I look forward to coming to meet with you all personally to say a huge thank you on behalf of the charity”.


http://Photo credit to UK Emergency Aviation http://www.ukemergencyaviation.co.uk/G-WNAA.htm

O’Brien Charitable Trust Donate £4,000 to Coventry Cyrenians Society

O’Brien are very please to donate £4,000 from our 2019 fundraising to The Cyrenians Society, Coventry, who provide a fantastic service for homeless and vulnerable people.

Established in 1973, Cyrenians provide a comprehensive range of services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire. Providing individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible.

The charity provides accommodation to the homeless people of Coventry and Warwickshire, providing more supported accommodation for single homeless adults than any other single agency in Coventry. They also provide considerable assistance in getting people back on the right path.

Services currently include the Coventry Supported Accommodation Service, Stratford Upon Avon Temporary Accommodation for Single Adults and Young Person’s Alcohol Intervention & Mediation Service. Providing nearly 200 units of accommodation within Coventry and Warwickshire for those in need.

  • Over two thirds of the people they see are experiencing mental health challenges and more than one in five are     sleeping rough when we accommodate them.
  • Over 90% of people leaving the Cyrenians service report improvements in one or more areas of their life.
  • About one in five of their residents obtain paid employment by the time they move on from them, many benefiting from Cyrenians own employment and training opportunities.
  • They generate 80% of income from accommodation charges but rely on public support and donations to enable us to continue their work.

A Cyrenian spokesman commented on the donation, “A sincere thank you for selecting us as one of your chosen charities for the foundation, we would be delighted to accept your donation and the amazing sum of money offered. I understand that you are one of our partners at Christmas time, where your organisation creates shoeboxes for the Christmas Appeal – it’s great to see that the relationship has developed into a financial donation.”



O’Brien and Lapwing Answer and Emergency Call from Walsgrave Nursing Staff

As we are all aware during this terrible coronavirus outbreak our NHS is being stretched to the limit on PPE equipment for their frontline staff.

On Tuesday a nurse in the intensive care unit at Walsgrave Hospital (UHCW Trust), contacted us as they have a shortage of goggles, with no current supply and desperately needed some for the frontline staff. Obviously due to the risk of infection, it was imperative that the staff had this equipment and they had 300 members of staff that required them.

As we don’t stock the required goggles within our business, we called upon our trusty buying department, who got on the phone to Lapwing a longstanding and key supplier within our business to see what we could do.  Lapwing were able to not only supply us, but offered to pay for 150 of the 300 pairs of goggles themselves and the delivery costs.

The goggles were dispatched and arrived at the hospital on Wednesday and were gratefully received. O’Brien and Lapwing are honoured to be able to do something to help a very worthy cause that is our wonderful NHS during this time of crisis!

A member of the nursing staff said “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your kind donation to the staff at UCHW and supplying us with goggles.  The whole team here are so, so appreciative as we can now protect ourselves against covid-19 a little easier knowing we all have a pair of goggles and not having to share.