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East Anglian Air Ambulance donations trebled after Duke of Cambridge became pilot
By Telegraph Reporters
16 JANUARY 2017 ? 1:49PM
Donations from businesses to the East Anglian Air Ambulance trebled in a year after the Duke of Cambridge started working for the charity as a pilot.
Accounts show that corporate donations have risen from ?55,101 in 2015 to ?163,082 in 2016 thanks to what is being described as the Prince William effect.
The increase shows that more companies have wanted to become involved with the charity since the Duke began working at its Cambridge base in July 2015.
...While the latest financial records show the corporate donations have increased since the Duke joined the charity, public donations from collecting tins have dropped.
The charity has received six per cent less money in its collecting boxes since 2015.
The Duke of Cambridge started work with the East Anglian Air Ambulance in July 2015 and is on a roster of day and night shifts which last nine and a half hours.
He flies an EC145 T2 aircraft and in common with all other East Anglian Air Ambulance pilots, he is formally employed by Bond Air Services and draws a salary which he donates to charity.
It has been reported that he is due to leave the EAAA this summer.
EAAA is NOT a charity supported by The Royal Foundation of D&D Cambridge & PH.
Unless, of course, it is receiving the net proceeds of his salary from Bond Air Services.
There is no mention of passing his salary through the Royal Foundation in their annual accounts.
No one knows where he is donating his salary from EAAA.
Once he leaves EAAA, will he become a royal patron of the organization?
Can EAAA become a recipient of funds from the Royal Foundation and receive regular annual grants?
Can EAAA depend on an annual visit from PW to draw attention to them and continue the corporate funding?
Perhaps a semi-annual visit and fly will keep attention on this service.
It would seem to be in his best interests to keep EAAA funded. His gran/grandad may need the service (local in the winter) and his Father, MIL/FIL may need the service when in Norfolk.