As part of the partnership, YAA representatives will be present at all of the Oliver’s Mount meetings throughout 2017 with collection buckets and their stall, spreading information about the rapid-response emergency service.
Peter Hillerby from Oliver’s Mount said “We are delighted to be able to support the YAA throughout 2017 and hope our spectators will get behind us help us raise as much money as we can for the Charity.”
One of the main events in the 2017 calendar will be the famous ‘Scarborough Festival of Speed’ which will take place over the May bank holiday weekend. A car and bike hill climb is due to take place on the Saturday and Sunday, and a Classic Car Rally will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Peter added “We are hoping to attract a great number of spectators to these events, as their attendance will not only support Auto 66, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance too, as this is where all of our gate money will be donated.
This weekend will be made even more memorable, as we plan to officially open the Mount’s brand new helipad, something which has been a work in progress for some time now. Although we admire the great work carried out by the team at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, we hope that we will not require them to attend any of our meetings in the future. However, we are all aware of the dangers that come with road racing, particularly around the beast that we call Oliver’s Mount, therefore the helipad will provide a safe landing place should we ever need it.”
Bob Smailes, Area Fundraising Manager from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance also added “Oliver’s Mount have been great supporters of the YAA over the years and we are extremely grateful to them for continuing to support us through the 2017 racing season. We are looking forward to attending all their race meetings, and also meeting their spectators along the way. We really cannot thank Oliver’s Mount enough for their ongoing support.”