A big thank you to our communities for helping to save lives across Yorkshire. Thank you for sharing your inspirational fundraising stories!
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.
Mother and daughter duo raise over £400 selling coffees and crepes from their van
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
CMS Distribution raise an impressive £5,279 for YAA
Wilf & Marjorie Gill decorated their house in thousands of Christmas lights, inviting people along and collecting donations, raising a massive £2,100.
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.
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.
More than £600 has been raised so far for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance through a Christmas angels fundraising appeal
A big thank you to Caledonian Plywood for their generous donation of £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
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
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.
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.
Thank you to Dale Hunter and friends for organising a charity fishing match back in June and raising £2,215.25 for YAA
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
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.
Michelle will be running a marathon around Bedale and surrounding villages on 18th October following the Yorkshire Marathons cancellation