A huge thank you to the enthusiastic mother and daughter team, Jen and Issy of Van Chaud who raised over £400 on the day they launched their enterprising business. They bought their beautiful adapted 1969 Citroen van just before Lockdown last year so unfortunately missed out on attending festivals, parties and shows during the Summer. Jen and Issy decided to set up in their driveway at the beginning of April and invited their local community of Topcliffe to sample coffees & crepes for donations and so that they could receive feedback. The donations were then passed very generously onto Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Topcliffe residents are used to seeing the yellow helicopter flying overhead as one of the Air Support Units is just down the road at RAF Topcliffe.
Tessa Klemz, North Yorkshire Community Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, collected the donation and said: “It has been a challenging year for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the support and generosity we receive really is the lifeblood of our charity. Van Chaud’s generous donation provides a valuable boost to our funds and will help greatly towards the £12,000 a day it costs to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances flying across the region and saving lives.”