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SEP 20

Clarification on ‘door knockers’ in North and West Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has received several phone calls to the Charity HQ recently regarding unsolicited ‘door knockers’ operating in the North and West Yorkshire regions claiming to be from the ‘Air Ambulance’.

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AUG 20

Jonathan Binnie joins Yorkshire Air Ambulance as new Line Pilot

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) are delighted to announce that Jonathan Binnie has joined the charity as their new Line Pilot.

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AUG 20

Volunteers create over 10,000 paper angels during lockdown for Ripon Cathedral charity project

An army of volunteers across Yorkshire have helped to create over 10,000 origami angels during lockdown, to be exhibited at Ripon Cathedral for their Wing and a Prayer project, raising vital funds for the Cathedral and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

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AUG 20

North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation reach £25,000 fundraising milestone for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation (NYMMO) have surpassed their £25,000 fundraising milestone for the life-saving rapid response charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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AUG 20

Mayor of Harrogate raises £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Councillor Stuart Martin MBE has presented the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with £10,000 after nominating the life-saving charity as the Mayor’s ‘Charity of the Year’ for the mayoral year 2019-2020

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JUL 20

The return of fundraising activities

YAA implements Covid-19 specific risk assessment to enable return of fundraising activities

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JUL 20

I’Ansons extend Yorkshire Air Ambulance support for another three years

Masham based business, I’Anson Brothers have signed a further three year sponsorship deal with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which will bring their support total to over £100,000.

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JUL 20

Motorcyclist who collided with tractor at 50mph is set to appear on Helicopter ER

A motorcyclist from Bedale who sustained serious injuries after colliding with a tractor is set to appear on Helicopter ER.

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JUL 20

Dishforth mum praises Yorkshire Air Ambulance for saving seven year old son’s life

A mother from Dishforth, North Yorkshire, has praised the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for saving her seven year old son’s life after a serious cycling incident in May last year.

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JUN 20

Wing and a Prayer project raises over £100,000

Over £100,000 has been raised by Ripon Cathedral’s inspiring ‘A Wing and a Prayer’ project - launched in May with the support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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JUN 20

Lions Clubs generous grant helps Yorkshire Air Ambulance with fight against Covid-19

Thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance are now able to purchase additional flight suits and a Perspex screen to protect their crew and patients during the pandemic.

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JUN 20

Cyclist who came within 1mm of severing his spinal cord after a freak incident to appear on Helicopter ER

Dale Newman was cycling with friends at Gisburn Forest, Lancashire when the tyres of his mountain bike skidded on the grass and he plunged into a ditch.

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JUN 20

Staff at Leeds Bradford Airport fly to Air Ambulance Aid with £10,000 donation!

To celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, staff at Leeds Bradford Airport set a challenge of completing 200 lengths of their runway to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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JUN 20

Pollington couple turn volunteering into a family affair to raise funds for life saving rapid response charity

Former YAA patient Geoff Cook, his wife, Amanda and their daughter A.J, live in Pollington, East Yorkshire and have been volunteering for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance since the summer of 2016.

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JUN 20

West Yorkshire Volunteer raises £15,000 delivering talks for the YAA

Helen Murray Sharpe from Leeds has been volunteering for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance since 2014, and over the last six years, she has completed over 100 talks and raised more than £15,000 for the Charity - more than a day’s running costs for the YAA.

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JUN 20

Former Yorkshire Air Ambulance Patient Gives Back to Charity by becoming Registered Volunteer

In 2014, John Mitchell from Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire was crushed by a five and a half tonne machine at work. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance were dispatched and he was flown to Leeds General Infirmary.

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JUN 20

South Yorkshire Volunteer gives back to charity who saved dad Stephen Croft’s life

To help celebrate National Volunteer Week, which commences on June 1st , the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) are shining the spotlight on just a few of the many volunteers which help keep the life-saving charity flying across the region.

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MAY 20

A Wing and a Prayer at Ripon Cathedral supports the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Ripon Cathedral is proud to announce that it is working alongside Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by asking for the generous support of the country to keep all heroes in their hearts during this uncertain time, with its ‘Wing and a Prayer’ project. 

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MAY 20

Blood Brothers: The moment a 14 year old saves brother from life-threatening bleed to appear on Helicopter ER

The moment a 14 year old from Halifax saved his 17 year old brother from a life-threatening bleed in a remote area of Ogden Water is set to appear on Helicopter ER next week.

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MAY 20

Local Superhero answers plea from nine year old daughter to help cheer up children in West Yorkshire

A local superhero named UMan has been bringing cheer to the streets of West Yorkshire during lock down and raising vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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