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Former council chairman donates over £2,200 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Former council chairman donates over £2,200 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Published by Lisa Darvill at 1:22pm 2nd December 2019.

Craven District Council's outgoing chairman has presented a cheque for £2,209 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

  • Councillor Wendy Hull raised the money during her year in office 
  • The charity needs £12,000 a day to keep their two helicopters flying 
  • The money was raised through events like a charity Swim and raffles 
  • The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attends an average of four incidents every single day. 

The money was raised during Councillor Hull’s year in office, through schemes including the Chairman’s Charity Swim and council staff raffles. 

Councillor Hull said:

“A huge thanks to everybody for all their fundraising efforts. It has been really appreciated and I’m delighted to be donating this money to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for the fantastic work they do, saving lives on our roads and hillsides.

“We’re very grateful for the outstanding service they provide across the whole area.” 

Councillor Wendy Hull presents cheque to Yorkshire Air Ambulance
From left to right, Councillor Wendy Hull presents the cheque to Tessa Klemz, YAA community fundraiser and Linda Stead, YAA Regional Fundraiser

 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Regional Fundraiser, Linda Stead, collected the cheque on behalf of the charity, and said:

“We have to raise £12,000 a day to keep our two helicopters flying and saving lives across Yorkshire. We’re very grateful for this generous donation – it’s fantastic. Without donations such as these, we wouldn’t be able to run this service at all.”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. 

The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Charity currently attends over 1,000 incidents a year, an average of four incidents every single day. Last year they attended 1,858 incidents and carried 416 patients to hospital for emergency treatment.

To find out how to donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, please visit www.yaa.org.uk.

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