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Fakenham’s Black Shuck Gin win charity inspiration award

Written by  Kat Lawson-Phillips
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Patrick and Sarah Saunders of Black Shuck Gin : Image Courtesy of EAAA Patrick and Sarah Saunders of Black Shuck Gin : Image Courtesy of EAAA

The small team at Black Shuck Gin, based in Fakenham, continue to amaze EAAA with their generosity and kindness.

As well as supporting the charity with a limited edition gin this year and other various fundraising activities, they have spent their time during the lockdown tirelessly working with government authorities to produce a very much needed Alcohol Based Hand Sanitiser.

This has been donated to regional air ambulances, care homes, schools and key workers to help save lives during the pandemic. Black Shuck Gin have made a huge impact on EAAA and on the wider community. 

Patrick and Sarah Saunders of Black Shuck Gin said: "We were thrilled, honoured and proud to hear that we had won the Most Inspirational Business Category in the East Anglian Air Ambulance Inspiration Awards. All of the nominees were outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed reading all of their stories."

Phillipa Levy, Special Events Fundraiser at EAAA, said: “All of our supporters are a constant reminder of the fantastic community that we serve and are a true inspiration to us, as without them, our service couldn't continue. The EAAA Inspiration Awards allow us to give something back to that community and share their incredibly heart-warming stories. Black Shuck Gin have supported us in numerous ways over the years and are very worthy winners of this award, which was decided by a public vote.”

Nominations are put forward by EAAA staff and recognise those who have inspired the EAAA team in different ways, with nine different award categories (Inspirational Business, Donor, Events Fundraiser, Fundraising Team, Group or Club, Patient or Patient’s family, Crew Member, Lifesaver, Volunteer and the Special CEO Award). Four of the award winners were decided by a public vote, including this award for Inspirational Business. 

For more information, go to www.eaaa.org.uk

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           Black Shuck Gin delivering hand sanitiser to EAAA.

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