Wentbridge House reach £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wentbridge House Hotel has reached an impressive £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after a decade of support for the Charity.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is an independent Charity providing life-saving rapid emergency response to five million people across four million acres of Yorkshire. Last year, the Charity responded to 1,365 incidents across the region.

Wentbridge House is a luxury four-star multi-award-winning country house hotel, restaurant, and wedding venue in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, just a short drive away from the YAA’s Nostell airbase.

Over the years, Wentbridge House has supported Yorkshire Air Ambulance in a multitude of ways, including playing host to three big events marking annual Yorkshire Day celebrations, providing raffle prizes for fundraising events, hosting Charity luncheon’s, as well asking hotel guests for a £1 donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance for every room booked.

Catherine Hardy, General Manager of Wentbridge House said: “We are grateful that our guests are as keen as we are to support The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We’re of course proud of this achievement and will continue to raise funds where we can and hopefully we’ll soon be at the £100,000 mark!”

Kerry Dwyer, Fundraising Director (South & West) for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to thank Wentbridge House for their continued support and generosity over the last 10 years and congratulate them on achieving their phenomenal £50,000 fundraising milestone.

It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air and the money raised will help significantly towards the vital funding of our service.”

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