On 18th May, lovely local lady Linda Halliday (South Kilvington, Thirsk) hosted a coffee morning in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. She raised an exceptional £1585.90 for the YAA.
Olivia Mulligan (North Yorkshire Community Fundraiser) said: “Linda’s determination and organisation to host a brilliant event was exceptional. It was heart warming to see how much effort she had gone to in order to get so many raffle prizes and make all the games look so inviting. It blows me away that a coffee morning (just a morning!!) can raise £1585.90… That’s community spirit at its finest!”
Besides selling coffee and tea for £1, Linda also had a raffle, tombola, Bric-a-brac, Guess the Teddy Bear and beautiful cakes. Local YAA volunteer, Carolyn, helped on the day and said it was an event with a “lovely atmosphere” and that “Linda’s kindness and organisation was amazing.”
As an independent charity we rely on such wonderful local support to keep our helicopters flying, maintained and saving more lives across Yorkshire.
If you would like to organise your own fundraising event you can get in touch with Olivia (Community Fundraiser) on 078 765 084 71 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you are interested in seeing what it might be like to be a Yorkshire Air Ambulance volunteer, please call in to one of our upcoming information sessions;
Tuesday 4th June Upper Wensleydale Community Hub, Hawes, DL8 3RA
Wednesday 5th June Ripon Spa Hotel, Ripon, HG4 2BU
Friday 7th June Leyburn Library, Thornborough Hall, DL8 5AB
Friday 7th June Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA