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APR 22

Barnsley firm chose Yorkshire Air Ambulance as Charity of the Year 2022

Staff at Harris+Co, a chartered accountancy firm in Barnsley have chosen Yorkshire Air Ambulance as their 2022 Charity of the Year, after their co-worker's father was rescued and airlifted by the charity back in 2018.

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APR 22

Yorkshire air ambulance urges holiday-goers to stay safe this bank holiday

Life-saving rapid response emergency service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance is urging holiday-goers to stay safe this bank holiday to prevent a rise in incidents across the region.

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MAR 22

Wakefield school girl raises £1,365 for YAA through Duke of Edinburgh Scheme

Lucy Thornton from Monk Fryston near Selby who also attends Wakefield Girls’ high school has raised an impressive £1,365 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance through her Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

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MAR 22

What do these people have in common? Meet the miraculous survivors saved by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The people in the photo collage are just a handful of patients that Yorkshire Air Ambulance has treated and flown to hospital over the last 22 years.

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MAR 22

£50,000 fundraising milestone reached for YAA in memory of Mick Cottam

A Wakefield woman, who has now become a long-standing volunteer for the YAA, will have raised in excess of £50,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance following her partner’s tragic motorbike accident in 2010.

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MAR 22

Yorkshire Air Ambulance launch Hike4Helis challenge 2022

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is calling on supporters to join their annual ‘Hike4Helis’ challenge this April to help raise vital funds for the life-saving Charity.

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MAR 22

James Potter Eggs reach ‘eggsellent’ £100,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

James Potter eggs have reached a remarkable £100,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after selling over 120 million eggs in support of the Charity since they first began partnering with them in 2012.

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MAR 22

Vickie Bowden appointed YAA Regional Fundraising Manager for South and West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has appointed a new Regional Fundraising Manager for South and West Yorkshire. Vickie Bowden has stepped up from Regional Fundraiser for the West Region to manage the entirety of West and South Yorkshire.

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FEB 22

Lin Stead appointed YAA Regional Fundraising Manager for North and East Yorkshire

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has appointed a new Regional Fundraising Manager for North and East Yorkshire. Linda Stead has stepped up from Regional Fundraiser for the North Yorkshire Region to manage the entirety of North Yorkshire covering from the Yorkshire Dales, to the East Coast and the Humber.

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JAN 22

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Leeds St John’s Centre pop up shop reaches £20,000 milestone

Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s pop up charity shop at the St John’s shopping centre in Leeds has now raised the charity more than £20,000 since their opening in March 2020.

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JAN 22

Yorkshire Air Ambulance launch recycling home collection service in Wakefield

Did you know that you can recycle unwanted clothing and shoes to help raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)? Over the last two years, recycling has raised over £308,000 for the life-saving charity.

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JAN 22

Photo of former YAA patient James Eastwood

Former YAA Patient thanks heroes for saving his life after horrific A64 crash

On November 22nd 2021, James Eastwood, 38, an Operations Director for a food company from Wakefield, was travelling to work in Malton on the A64 when his car collided with another vehicle.

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JAN 22

Eldwick Village Society reach £50,000 YAA fundraising milestone

The Eldwick Village Society has reached an incredible £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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JAN 22

YAA Hot Chocolate Fundraising Campaign to help highlight dangers of hypothermia

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) crew are urging people to stay warm this winter with a mug of hot chocolate to beat hypothermia and raise vital funds for their charity, with their annual YAA Hot Chocolate Fundraising Day, which takes place on Friday 28th January.

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DEC 21

Three members of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew stood in front of the yellow helicopter, wearing Christmas hats. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance logo is in the top right hand corner.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance fly in Christmas cheer with their rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’!

Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew, staff and volunteers have come together to produce a very special rendition of the Christmas classic ‘Jingle Bells’ to spread some festive smiles and cheer, and thank everyone for their valued support over the last year.

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DEC 21

Heart attack sufferer from Pickering to appear on Helicopter ER

A man from Pickering with a heart condition that has required the air ambulance to respond to him three times is set to share his story on Helicopter ER next week.

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NOV 21

Photo of former Yorkshire Air Ambulance patient Paul Coxon

Cyclist who fell off his bike on North Yorkshire Moors to appear on Helicopter ER

A cyclist who fell off his bike during a 200-mile bike ride across the North Yorkshire Moors is set to appear on Helicopter ER next week.

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NOV 21

Representatives from Wentbridge House present crew members from Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque, in front of one of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopters.

Wentbridge House reach £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wentbridge House Hotel has reached an impressive £50,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after a decade of support for the Charity.

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NOV 21

Halifax Boy who saved dad’s life after a cardiac arrest to appear on Helicopter ER

A Halifax boy who saved his dad’s life after he had a cardiac arrest when out running around a local sports pitch is set to appear on Yorkshire Air Ambulance reality television show, Helicopter ER next week.

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NOV 21

Boy whose eyes were glued together accidentally with super glue to appear on Helicopter ER

A boy from Thirsk whose eyes were accidentally glued together after mistaking super glue for eye drops is set to appear on Helicopter ER tomorrow.

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