A big thank you to our communities for helping to save lives across Yorkshire. Thank you for sharing your inspirational fundraising stories!


APR 21

Wensleydale Treasure Hunt raises over £100

After having to cancel twice due to Covid restrictions, Ruth Dent organised a scaled-down Treasure Hunt as an assignment for part of her University Hospitality Degree course.  Ruth was hoping to publicise and advertise the event far and wide but to keep within Government guidelines, she decided to invite less than 10 people to avoid the risk of being fined for organising a big gathering.


APR 21

Coffees & Crepes for donations from a van on their drive

Coffees and Crepes raise over £400

Mother and daughter duo raise over £400 selling coffees and crepes from their van


FEB 21


Lawnscience £20 pledge with every lawn care programme

A big thank you to Dean Goodall at Lawnscience for pledging £20 to the YAA for anyone who signs up to their lawn care programme


FEB 21

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust generous £5,000 donation

Thank you to the employees of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust for donating an impressive £5,000 to the YAA through Pennies from Heaven.


FEB 21

George Young Fundraising for the YAA

George has climbed Mount Everest 70 times for his 70th birthday for YAA!

George Young, a joiner at Portakabin in York has been using his beloved Versaclimber, to climb the height of Mount Everest (8,848m / 29,029ft) a mind-blowing 70 times before his 70th birthday on 14th February.  That’s a magnificent total of 619,360 metres (2,032,021ft) in six months, all achieved in time for his birthday on Valentine’s Day…just a mere 385 miles!


FEB 21

Collet Lain raises money for the YAA

YAA volunteer’s £860 cash boost for the Charity

 A big thank you to Colette Lain, one of our newly recruited volunteers who has arranged three seperate events of her own over the last year and has raised a fantastic £860 for the YAA! Having joined us just before lockdown, Colette has not been to any YAA events this year with our team, but made sure she could support the charity in her own way by holding her own raffles.


JAN 21

Clothing Banks at Sewell

Forecourt retailer helps to keep air ambulances flying

Since the arrival of the first clothing banks in 2014, members of the public have donated 16 tonnes of second-hand clothing, shoes and household fabrics per year, which equates to more than £20,000 raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity over more than six years.


JAN 21

CMS Distribution Staff

CMS Distribution raise an impressive £5,279 for YAA

CMS Distribution raise an impressive £5,279 for YAA


JAN 21

Image of Wilf & Marjorie Gill's House with Christmas Lights

Wilf & Marjorie Gill raise £2100 for the YAA by lighting up their house for Christmas

Wilf & Marjorie Gill decorated their house in thousands of Christmas lights, inviting people along and collecting donations, raising a massive £2,100.


DEC 20

Masham Golf Club with a cheque

YAA Charity of the Year for Masham Golf Club

A huge thank you to Masham Golf Club’s Captain Terry Jobling and all the members who, during such a turbulent year, still managed to raise a magnificent £3702.


DEC 20

Crystal Cup Dressage Team

Crystal Cup Dressage Team raise £670 for YAA

Thank you to The Crystal Cup Dressage Team, based in Harrogate who have raised £670 this year for the YAA by holding two, low key socially distanced Dressage events.  


DEC 20

Lin Stead Christmas angels with a cheque

Christmas angels fundraising idea has wings

More than £600 has been raised so far for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance through a Christmas angels fundraising appeal


DEC 20

Caledonian Plywood staff

Caledonian Plywood’s generous cash boost for YAA

A big thank you to Caledonian Plywood for their generous donation of £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


DEC 20

Festive Fayre

Festive Fayre raises £900 for YAA

Thank you to Ginni Skillbeck High Paradise Farm Tea room in Botlby who held a Festive Fayre on the 5th and 6th December, raising over £900 for YAA


NOV 20

Ploughing Match with a farmer on a plough

Thirsk Ploughing Match raises over £900 for YAA

Thank you to Derek Tyson who organised a socially distanced ploughing match on November 1st in Thirsk and raised over £900 on land owned by Tim Robson.


NOV 20

Beverley Calendar images

Beverley Calendar to raise vital funds for YAA and Beverley Civic Society

A calendar depicting Beverley in East Yorkshire during the lockdown has gone on sale to raise vital funds for the YAA and Beverley Civic Society.


NOV 20

Charity Fishing club with a cheque for YAA

Charity fishing match nets more than £2,215 for YAA

Thank you to Dale Hunter and friends for organising a charity fishing match back in June and raising £2,215.25 for YAA


OCT 20

wing walk

Mark Wood braves the skies for the YAA and raises £2,400

A huge thank you and well done to Mark Wood who recently completed a wing walk and has now raised £2,400 for the YAA


OCT 20

Pontefract Scooter Club

Pontefract Scooter Club drive donations to YAA

Thank you to the Pontefract Scooter Club who have raised £1, 342.62 from a Scooter run in September at Xscape, where they had over 200 scooters attend.


OCT 20

Michelle Slade Yorkshire Marathon

Bedale Marathon runner raises £1,120 for YAA

Michelle will be running a marathon around Bedale and surrounding villages on 18th October following the Yorkshire Marathons cancellation