The staff at Newtown-based EOM not only pride themselves on assisting the residence of Mid-Wales with energy solutions but also raising much needed funds for local charities.

In October EOM held its first Cake-off competition raising money for our local Wales Air Ambulance. The Participants had to bake a cake of their choice in preparation for judgement day, the cakes varied from a traditional Victoria sponge to a triple chocolate orange Halloween themed cake. There was a great sense of team building and pride throughout the challenge, there was also a little competitive spirit amongst the bakers. The competition was judged by senior lecturer in Catering and Hospitality, Mandy Carter from NCPT College who had the difficult job of selecting the top three cakes based on creativity, appearance and taste. 

The winning cake being The Halloween themed triple chocolate orange sponge cake, made by Kezia Lloyd-Price. The cakes were sold after the judging had commenced and EOM raised £200 in donations for the Welsh Air Ambulance, with a 50% donation match of £100 from Hager, a supplier of electrical distribution solutions for residential and commercial projects.

On Tuesday 8th March, Event Organiser, Sammy Davies and event winner Kezia Lloyd-Price took a trip to the Wales Air Ambulance base at Welshpool Airport to present the air ambulance crew with a cheque for £300.

They met with community fund raiser Dougie Bancroft, and the helicopter crew; Doctor James and Pilot Valentin who were grateful to receive the donation. Sharing their experiences with the company, they explained how Covid19 has had a detrimental effect on their fund raising, losing out on over £3million in funds over the last 2 years.

They went on to explain how each call out of the air ambulance costs approximately £1,500 - £2,000 per hour and that any donation no matter how small helps to keep them in the air. Their service covers the whole of Wales, providing treatment to patients who have been involved in road traffic collisions, suffered serious trauma or have suffered a medical emergency such as a stroke or cardiac arrest. 

EOM General Manager, Mike Mills said, “The cake off was a huge success and a lot of fun, we were very well supported by our colleagues and local suppliers who all made generous donations and we sold out of the cakes” Mike continued, “It was also a great opportunity to support the Air Ambulance which is such an essential service in Mid Wales and beyond, and I’m looking forward to more fund raising events for them”

Throughout the rest of the year EOM will be carrying out additional events to raise funds for the Wales Air Ambulance. All donations no matter how large or small would be greatly appreciated.

Dougie Bancroft, the Charity's community fundraiser, said: "Thank you so much to the staff at EOM, who raised a fantastic £300 for the Wales Air Ambulance. The 'cake off' sounded like great fun and I'm sure all the cakes tasted delicious. Donations like this one will help us to continue to bring the A&E department to the patient, at the roadside, anywhere in Wales. You're all helping save lives across Wales. Thank you for taking part and donating to our lifesaving charity."

EOM are a long established, well known company in Mid-Wales, employing over 40 members of staff comprising of skilled and certified carpenters, electricians, gas and oil heating engineers, plumbers and external works specialists. They offer services including all aspects of property maintenance, solar panel installation and repair, fire alarm and emergency lighting supply and installation, data installation, and general maintenance work. Recently they have become approved installers of Solar PV equipment and air source heating.

Recently becoming experts at installing LoRaWAN based products into properties, EOM are keen to exploit new technology to automate the monitoring of fire alarms, CO2 and emergency lighting and to remotely operate equipment from either a PC based dashboard or Smart phone.

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