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May 21

I remember when the first discussions started, some time ago, about the possibility of new branded Yorkshire Air Ambulance promotional vehicles. Now, it does not take much to grab the attention of a fundraiser, but when the word ‘cockpit’ was mentioned all our ears certainly pricked up!

And here we are today, getting ready to take our two brand new amazing Yorkshire Air Ambulance promotional vehicles out and about to the streets of Yorkshire and we couldn’t be happier.

We have been waiting very patiently for these to come to fruition and the wait has certainly paid off. Two weeks ago, with restrictions easing, our fundraising teams met outside for the first time in over a year and we had so much fun learning all about the vehicles and how to use them. It took a little time at first to learn the set up but we soon got there and we are so excited to take them out over the coming months to deliver a state-of-the-art educational supporter experience out on the road and into communities.

They are equipped with interactive technology, featuring a replica cockpit from our H145 helicopters, with screens showing aerial footage over Yorkshire. Although personally, what I love most is the comfy seating area, and facilities for a cuppa – and after the year we’ve all had there is nothing I’d like more than to meet and have a chat with all our wonderful supporters across Yorkshire (when this is safe to do so).

These fabulous educational vehicles have only been made possible through generous funding and sponsorship by long-standing YAA supporters B.Braun Medical Ltd and the Yorkshire Freemasons. We can’t wait to be on the road and bring them to a show near you.

Yorkshire folk… we’ll see you soon!

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