Specialist discount service, Blue Light Card, has shown its commitment for the UK emergency services, NHS, social care and armed forces community, with a donation of £100,000 to The Air Ambulance Service; Care Workers Charity; NHS Charities Together; Police Care UK; The Fire Fighters Charity, The Ambulance Staff Charity and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity.
Shared between all seven causes, the funds will go towards helping each charity continue to provide support for all those who work on the front line to keep the UK safe and protected each day. The past year and a half has seen many front-line workers face long hours and increased pressures in the wake of Covid-19, but Blue Light Card CEO, Tom Dalby, hopes the donations will go some way towards being able to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.
He said: ‘It has been an extraordinary year for the blue light community, and Covid-19 has placed a great strain on the UK’s emergency and health care services, with many armed forces teams stepping up to show their support. These charities have played a vital role in supporting the nation’s critical workers who have worked tirelessly to help maintain essential services throughout the pandemic.
‘We are delighted to be able to make our contribution to all seven organisations that are particularly close to many of our hearts and help them continue their incredible life-changing work for both the general public and the true heroes of the pandemic.
‘Since our launch in 2008, we have worked closely with the blue light community to offer support through exclusive discounts from our fantastic brand partners, while providing a community where emergency services, NHS, social care workers and the defence community can come together.
‘We hope our donation not only supports and celebrates these fantastic causes but also helps highlight the brilliant organisations our members can turn to when in need of support.’
With over 2 million members and over 15,000 brand partners, Blue Light Card is the UK’s leading specialist discount service for emergency services, NHS, social care workers and the defence community. Its members can benefit from a wide range of discounts online each day across retail, days out, restaurants, tech and more.
A Blue Light Card can also be purchased for £4.99 for access to discounts on the high street in stores, restaurants and venues and is valid for two years.
To register or find out more, visit www.bluelightcard.co.uk