Avid cyclist, Dave Jefferson was cycling around North Dalton last year when he fell off his bike and had to be airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

As a result of his fall, Dave, aged 54, from Market Weighton, suffered from a bleed on the brain, a broken collar bone and ribs and burns to his shoulders and knees.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance airlifted Dave to Hull Royal Infirmary where he underwent intensive treatment and was told that if it wasn’t for the air ambulance service and the fact that he was wearing a helmet, he possibly wouldn’t be here today.

Dave Jefferson said: “The charity is absolutely fantastic and you never know when you might need them. They are amazing people and what they do every single day is outstanding.”