A very proud bunch of Pertemps explorers were congratulated for their extra-ordinary fundraising efforts recently.

The winners at the Midlands Air Ambulance Awards

Pertemps Director Petra O’Hara and National Account Manager Adrian Topley, along with nine other adventurers, won the Extreme Fundraising Award at the Midlands Air Ambulance Recognition Awards and Charity Ball for taking part in the Bear Grylls Challenge and raising a huge £100,000 for the Air Ambulance Charity.

The awards recognise the incredible stories of bravery, inspiration and lifesaving work of the aircrews, the support of volunteers and the loyalty and fundraising of corporate partners. All proceeds from the event directly support the Air Ambulance Charity, which Pertemps have supported for many years.  

Held at the Vox Conferencing Centre at Resorts World, Birmingham, Jason Donovan and Nina Hossain were hosting the spectacular event, which included live entertainment and a four-course meal.

Petra O'Hara and Adrian Topley at the Midlands Air Ambulance Recognition Awards event

The Bear Grylls Challenge, designed exclusively for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, is an intense survival week created to push people to their limits. Petra and Adrian were met with all sorts of exotic trials and tribulations on their five-day African escapade. They camped with wild animals lurking close-by, learnt survival tricks, trekked to the Zambezi river, tackled rapids and climbed a cliff face equivalent to a 75-storey building, all in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Their hard work and bravery certainly paid off, raising a massive amount of money for the charity, which relies purely on fundraising to operate.

From everyone at Pertemps, congratulations to Petra, Adrian and the rest of the team for winning the award.