Air Ambulance Week is an annual celebration of air ambulances and the work they do across the UK. This year falls between 5th and 12th September.
In the UK approximately 500 missions per week are carried out by air ambulance charities (Find out more here), providing rapid lifesaving support to people with life-threatening injuries or medical emergencies.
The YAA attend on average five incidents per day across both of our bases and last year, we responded to 1,700 incidents across the county and helped treat over 1,211 patients.
It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of our helicopters maintained and flying across Yorkshire, the equivalent of around £2,500 per mission.
This Air Ambulance Week we are calling on all of our supporters to help spread the word about our Charity, whether it’s sharing our social media posts or having a chat with friends, family or colleagues about what the service means to you and people in the region.
As an independent charity, the generosity of local communities, businesses and individuals enables us to continue saving lives. By helping us spread the word, you can really help us make a difference not only to our patients but to their affected loved ones too.