Quite often, people are keen to organise a fundraising event for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance but they don’t always know where to start. This section of our website is designed to help with a bit of inspiration for pointing potential fundraisers in the right direction to get started.

There are no real right and wrongs when it comes to raising funds for the YAA – just a bit of imagination at times!

Fundraising ideas

  • The old ideas are often the best – organise a raffle, coffee morning, quiz night, sponsored challenge or host an open garden
  • Turn your hobby into cash – sell arts and crafts or delicious cakes and jams at summer fetes and local shows
  • Sporting challenge – host five–a-side football tournaments, family sports days, golf and darts competitions
  • Get Social – Perhaps social events are more your thing, so how about arranging a cheese and wine night, a quiz night, a bingo night or even a karaoke night. Why not consider hosting your own charity ball and give all your friends and family a real excuse to dress up!
  • Non uniform Day – Win brownie points amongst your colleagues and ask your boss if you can hold a non-uniform day for a small donation
  • Yellow Yorkshire Day – Join hundreds of others across the region and take part in our annual Yellow Yorkshire fundraising day

If you would like to request a YAA representative to come along to your event, it is vital that we are given as much notice as possible. We attend many, many events, especially over the summer months and cannot guarantee that we will have someone available to attend an event at short notice (we classify short notice as 1 to 2 weeks). Ideally we require 4 weeks + notice to be able to bring our fundraising stall to events such as fetes/ galas/ fundays etc.

If you have any questions, need some fundraising resources, or just need extra help and advice, our friendly team at the Charity HQ will be more than happy to help and advise you. Call them on 01422 237900.

  • Gift Aid

    Gift Aid

    As an independent registered charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is entitled to HMRC’s Gift Aid scheme. This means that for every £1 donated, we can claim a further 25p from the government. So a donation of £1 would become £1.25, a donation of £5 is boosted to £6.25 and a £10 donation increases to £12.50 and so on. It’s a great way to boost your donation at no extra cost.

    Please note that we can only claim Gift Aid on personal donations made by a UK tax payer and not on business or corporate donations.

    Don’t forget to remind your supports about Gift Aid. If they are a UK tax payer they will be able to select Gift Aid on your sponsorship form or any online fundraising platform that you might be using.

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