Royal & Sun Alliance staff based in Horsham, West Sussex have donated an ambulance to the British Red Cross after the company added £21,000 to £9,000 raised by staff throughout 2001.
The ambulance, which will be based at the Red Cross centre in Horsham, will be used to take people to hospital, attend public events and respond to emergency incidents in the local area.
Staff from across the company raised the money through a series of events held last year, including cake sales, raffles, quizzes, jumble sales and climbing competitions.
In 2000, R&SA donated £3.5m to charities and community projects throughout the world.
R&SA community investment consultant Bev Brown says: “The vehicle will help serve the needs of the local community.
“The fund-raising efforts of the R&SA staff who helped purchase this vehicle should be highly commended.
“As part of our five-year partnership which began in 2000, R&SA will continue to support individual projects and schemes.”