Deloitte fundraisers give Yorkshire Air Ambulance a lift

The Leeds office of business advisory firm Deloitte has raised £31,00 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The money was collected through a range of fundraising activities as part of a two-year partnership between Deloitte and the charity, whose two helicopters serve more than five million people across the county and attend more than 1,000 incidents a year.

Almost £8,000 came from Deloitte employees donating an hour’s salary, while a raffle at the firm’s Summer Ball produced nearly £3,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Other events organised by the Deloitte fundraising team included a Halloween lunch, a 14-mile canoeing challenge and a Tax team tuck shop.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was chosen as the firm’s charity partner after a vote among all 480 employees in the Leeds office.

Kerry Garner, West & South Yorkshire Regional Fundraising Manager for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “It has been a pleasure working with the Deloitte team in Leeds over past two years, and we are hugely grateful for their amazing fundraising efforts.”

Helen Kaye, partner at Deloitte added: “Organising so many events has been extremely rewarding for us. Everyone knows about the fantastic, life-saving work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, but without the fundraising efforts of individuals and organisations it wouldn’t be able to keep its helicopters in the air.”