Business communications specialist NGC Networks has invested in a promising Yorkshire racehorse.
Wakefield based NGC has donated £7,500 to become joint owner of Aelius, a four-year old chestnut gelding trained by Mick Easterby at his yard at Sheriff Hutton, York.
NGC’s donation will go to the County Air Ambulance Trust’s HELP Appeal which raises funds to develop helipads at hospitals across the country including Yorkshire.
Nikki Guest, director at NGC Networks, said: “Becoming joint owner of Aelius is a novel way for us to support a charity which has helped fund helipad projects at our region’s hospitals including Leeds, Hull and Sheffield. We are looking forward to seeing Aelius racing and hopefully securing more wins this year.”
Robert Bertram, HELP Appeal’s chief executive, said: “We are hugely grateful to NGC Networks for its generous donation. The money raised will go towards building and upgrading hospital helipads at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary as they are vital in helping to reduce the amount of time it takes for a seriously ill patient to be transferred to the emergency department to have the expert treatment that they urgently need.
“We have already funded the helipads at Sheffield Northern General Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary and between the two there have been over 400 landings since 2016. Having a helipad at the hospital is a lifesaver for many patients.”
Proceeds from Aelius’ winnings will be donated to charity.
NGC Networks specialises in implementing telecommunications and internet connectivity solutions for businesses across the North of England.
The company’s expanding portfolio of clients includes Bradford-based mail order business Freeman Grattan Holdings, The Family Fund, Timpson, Superbreak Holidays, Manning Stainton Estate Agents, Puma UK, Lowell Group, The Car People and Sharp Business Systems.
NGC Networks is listed in the 2018 Northern Tech 100 companies.