Myers Group builds partnership with Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The leading concrete and natural stone manufacturer and building materials supplier is providing storage and logistical support as well as raising vital funds for the rapid response emergency service.

Myers vehicles will be branded with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance logo and employees will proudly wear the charity’s logo on their hi-vis safety clothing.

The company, which has 14 branches throughout the region, employs around 350 people and Managing Director James Berry said: “As a Yorkshire-based business employing local people, we are delighted to be able to help such a vital service as Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is close to the hearts of many of our team members. 

“Myers Group is committed to delivering a positive impact to the communities in which we operate and we are honoured to be partnering with such a remarkable charity and look forward to developing our relationship. 

“Our teams throughout the Yorkshire region will be undertaking a range of fundraising activities throughout the year as well as promoting awareness of the charity and we will be encouraging our customers to get involved with fundraising activities at their local branch.

“The charity relies on donations and we’re sure that our customers will want to join with us in supporting and raising vital funds for this very worthwhile cause in Yorkshire” 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The charity, which currently flies around 1,000 missions a year, needs to raise £12,000 a day and has just placed an order for two, state-of-the-art replacements for its current ageing aircraft – G-SASH and G-CEMS – that will take to the skies over Yorkshire later this year and in Spring 2017.

The latest generation Airbus H145 helicopters will give paramedics a much more modern medical fit-out to treat and transport often critically injured patients.

Paul Gowland, fundraising manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of a family-run business in the heart of our community whose company values match those of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“We look forward to working with the teams across the region to raise the vital funds needed to enable the continuation of this life-saving service.”

Caption: Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fundraising Director Paul Gowland with Myers Group Directors Katie Berry and James Berry.