Police concert raises £1000 for local charity

A music concert held by officers from South Yorkshire Police has raised £1000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

The concert, held at Hall Cross Academy in Doncaster in May, featured the South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir and Band.

At a presentation dinner in Doncaster on Wednesday 16 July, Chief Constable David Crompton presented David Townend, a volunteer representative from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a cheque for the money raised.

Chief Constable David Crompton of South Yorkshire Police / Malcolm Briggs, secretary of the choir, said: “We were delighted to take part in this concert and raise money for such a worthy cause.

“Police officers regularly work alongside the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which provides vital support and assistance to emergency services across the region.”

Mark Perry, South Yorkshire Fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance added: “We would like to extend our thanks to South Yorkshire Police for their generosity in donating the monies from their concert to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. As an independent Charity, we need to raise £9,990 each day and without the help of individuals and groups such as these guys we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”