Eldwick Village Society reach £50,000 YAA fundraising milestone

The Eldwick Village Society has reached an incredible £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Eldwick Village Society is a community-based hub based near Bingley West Yorkshire, which offers news to residents of the small village of Eldwick, as well as organising a host of events in the area.

The community group have supported Yorkshire Air Ambulance since 2010 through a variety of events including an annual Beer and Banger Festival, where award-winning sausages are cooked over charcoal and thirty locally sourced hand drawn beers are on sale.

Chairman of Eldwick Village Society, Tony Clegg, said: “We work closely with YAA for this annual event and it has proved a very successful partnership with the helicopter regularly landing at the event on a Saturday afternoon. We would like to thank everyone who has supported our Beer and Banger Festival and look forward to working with YAA in 2022.”

Kerry Dwyer, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Director of Fundraising (South and West), said: “The Eldwick Beer and Banger Festival is a firm favourite in our YAA calendar and we would like to thank the organisers and those who have attended the event over the years for their generosity and support.

It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air and the phenomenal £50,000 raised has helped greatly towards the vital of funding of our service and keeping our helicopters airborne. We look forward to working with Eldwick Village Society again this year.”