Charity efforts firmly set as Myers Group builds total for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A special fundraising Breakfast Morning was held at all Myers Building Supplies branches on Friday 1st July in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Yellow Yorkshire Day.

Myers Building Supplies teams turned out in style donning yellow t-shirts in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s effort to ‘turn Yorkshire yellow’. Each branch was equipped with a ‘Big Prize Grid’ allowing customers to make donations in exchange for a chance to win a prize. Bacon butties were enjoyed all round and lots of prizes were taken away by happy customers, including cordless drills, t-shirts, mugs and tape measures.

Myers Group Directors James Berry & Katie Berry were delighted to present Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fundraising Director Paul Gowland with a cheque for the total of £5,486.86 raised by their teams during the Yellow Yorkshire fundraiser.

James Berry commented, “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 our team members and clearly our customers too. We’d like to convey a massive thank you to all customers that supported our Yellow Yorkshire fundraising event for helping us raise this fantastic amount. Myers Group is committed to delivering a positive impact to the communities in which we operate and we are honoured to be supporting such a remarkable charity. Our teams throughout the Yorkshire region will be undertaking more fundraising activities throughout the year as well as promoting awareness of the charity.

The charity relies on donations and we’re delighted that our customers are joining with us in supporting and raising vital funds for this very worthwhile cause in Yorkshire”

Huddersfield-based building materials supplier The Myers Group announced its partnership with Yorkshire Air Ambulance earlier this year and since commencing fundraising has now raised in excess of £8,000 for the charity.

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 have been branded with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance logo and employees 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. Paul Gowland, Fundraising Director 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. The amount raised by Myers Teams and their customers throughout the region is absolutely fantastic and we look forward to continuing our partnership by working with the teams across the region to raise the vital funds needed to enable the continuation of this life-saving service. Thank you to all involved”

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