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NOV 21

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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OCT 21

Well-known local fundraiser Bob Smailes retires from Yorkshire Air Ambulance after 20 years of service

Bob Smailes, North East Regional Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has officially retired after an incredible 20 years of service for the charity.

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OCT 21

A North Yorkshire mother and two daughters who were involved in serious head on collision to appear on Helicopter ER

A woman and her two children who were involved in a head on collision when a vehicle was travelling on the wrong side of the road, is set to appear on YAA reality series Helicopter ER tonight

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SEP 21

YAA patient who sadly died after a cardiac arrest saves two people’s lives thanks to organ donation

A man who tragically died after a cardiac arrest and went on to save two people’s lives thanks to organ donation appeared on the hit TV series Helicopter ER last week.

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SEP 21

SOWOOD WI launch cookbook in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Sowood Women’s Institute, one of the largest groups in West Yorkshire Federation, have launched a cookbook to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

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SEP 21

Army veteran whose prosthetic leg saved his life in road traffic collision is set to appear on Helicopter ER next week

Scott McNiece, from Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire was driving on the A1M on his way to pick up his daughter from school. The weather was treacherous and as Scott moved from the outer to the middle lane for better visibility, he collided with a broken low loader van that was stationery without its hazard lights on.

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AUG 21

Yorkshire Air Ambulance urges public to stay safe this bank holiday

Brits spending more time in the UK has led to a rise in leisure-related incidents for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, new data reveals.

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AUG 21

Photo of Imran Choudhury stood on top of rocks at Dovestones Reservoir

Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s most perilous rescue mission to save fallen walker to feature on Critical Hour TV show

When Imran Choudhury climbed the Trinaccle at Dovestones reservoir and had his photo taken he had no idea it would end in a helicopter rescue that would later be the focus of a Critical Hour TV show.

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AUG 21

Safety expert Arco keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high with £75k pledge

Hull-based safety expert Arco has renewed its long-standing commitment to Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) with £75,000 worth of support pledged over the next three years.

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JUL 21

Yorkshire organisations come together to highlight importance of being water wise

Yorkshire organisations come together to highlight importance of being water wise

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JUL 21

Yorkshire Air Ambulance G-YOAA in the courtyard of Halifax Grade 1 listed building The Piece Hall

Piece Hall Bus incident survivor organises charity walk for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Piece Hall Bus incident survivor organises charity walk for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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JUL 21

Photo of Barbara Barnes presenting two giant cheques to Angela Vyas from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, in front of a house and flowers

Barbara Barnes presents Huddersfield charities with £2,500 in memory of husband Norman Barnes

Barbara Barnes, the widow of Holmfirth resident Norman Barnes who died of a sudden cardiac arrest whilst out for a walk less than a few miles from home has raised £2,500 for two local charities in memory of her husband.

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JUL 21

Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter G-YOAA lifting off with trees in background

South Yorkshire in focus: A year of Yorkshire Air Ambulance operations in the region

Between 1st April 2020 and 31St March 2021, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance treated 922 patients across Yorkshire, more than a fifth (21%) of patients were from South Yorkshire (196). Of those responded to in South Yorkshire, 8% were also flown to hospital for lifesaving treatment (15).

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JUL 21

British Empire Medal for long serving volunteer Jean Dixon

Yorkshire Air Ambulance long-serving volunteer Jean Dixon receives British Empire Medal

Jean Dixon from Scarborough, has been volunteering for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for more than 18 years and has raised more than £750,000 through running the air ambulance’s only dedicated charity shop at the Scarborough Market vaults, and through public speaking.

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JUL 21

Brave the shave for charity

Seven year old Harry braves the shave for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and raises over £580

Seven-year-old Harry who lives near Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s air support unit in Wakefield has raised an impressive £580 by shaving his beloved Mohawk for the lifesaving charity.

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JUN 21

YAA Helicopter and patients

Former patients share heartfelt thanks to Yorkshire Air Ambulance to help celebrate ‘Yellow Yorkshire Day’

Former patients of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have shared the reasons why they support the Charity as part of the new ‘What’s Your Why?’ campaign to promote Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s annual fundraising event, Yellow Yorkshire Day.

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JUN 21

Edinburgh cycling challenge images

Former Yorkshire Air Ambulance patient to embark on 325km Leeds to Edinburgh cycling challenge

A former Yorkshire Air Ambulance patient is set to embark on a Leeds to Edinburgh cycling challenge to raise vital funds for the heroes that rescued him.

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