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APR 21

Helicopter ER to air Critical Hour episode detailing minute by minute of York bus driver’s serious incident

The documentary series Helicopter ER, providing an insight into the vital work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to air a special Critical Hour episode next week detailing one real-life emergency minute by minute with first-hand commentary from the crew who were on the frontline.

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MAR 21

Algy Kazlauciunas used the what3words app to be rescued

What3words app helps locate injured cyclist who skidded on an oil slick

On 4th September 2020, Algy Kazlauciunas was cycling in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire when his bike wheel skidded on an oil slick in the middle of the road and his body was thrown on to a grass verge.

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MAR 21

Recycling Solutions

Recycling Solutions surpass £120,000 fundraising milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s recycling partner, Recycling Solutions, are celebrating raising more than £120,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) in their first year of working with the Charity, thanks to donations from generous supporters across the region.

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MAR 21

YAA Helicopter

Meet the latest Yorkshire Air Ambulance HEMS Paramedics

To celebrate National Careers week 2021 (1st – 6th March 2021), Yorkshire Air Ambulance have spoken to four of their latest recruits about their experiences working for the air ambulance charity.

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FEB 21

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance unveils new advanced thoracotomy trainer

Yorkshire Air Ambulance secured grant funding for a Pro Simbodies Thoracotomy Trainer, which will help their crew practice the complex procedures that they carry out on-scene at many of their incidents.

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FEB 21

Rapid Response Vehicles

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two new Rapid Response Vehicles to their fleet

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that they have introduced two custom-built Skoda Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicles to their fleet of life-saving vehicles which will enable the Charity to extend its operations during adverse weather conditions, when their aircraft are offline for routine servicing and when, in some circumstances, it is quicker to get to the patient by road than by air.

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DEC 20

YAA fundraising vehicles

Coming back down to the ground – Yorkshire Air Ambulance hit the road with brand-new promotional fundraising vehicles.

Life-saving emergency services charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) have welcomed two brand-new hi-tech promotional fundraising vehicles to their fleet.

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NOV 20

YAA Helicopter

BP Chemicals gives cash boost to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The £5,470.89 was raised through employee engagement activities (including a coast to coast ride),  Easter egg and Christmas events, and a recycling initiative, where employees were asked to recycle ear plugs (part of their personal protective equipment).

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OCT 20

Uploaded ToNew Mill schoolgirl honoured with Covid-19 Community Award for YAA fundraising work

New Mill schoolgirl honoured with Covid-19 Community Award for YAA fundraising work

A pupil at New Mill Junior School has received a ‘Covid-19 Community Award’ from Selby District Council after raising £3,500 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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OCT 20

Statement from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance regarding the updated impact of COVID-19 on the Charity

As COVID-19 and its impact continues to progress into the autumn and winter months, fundraising activity is still significantly decreased, mainly because larger gatherings are still prohibited.  As a result, the life-saving emergency service Charity has seen a much larger hit to their financial income than initially predicted, and as such, now estimate that fundraising deficit for the Charity stands in the region of £1.2M.

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OCT 20

Jack cycled from Lands End to John O Groats in five days, cycling 173 miles a day

Cyclist raises £2,500 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance following epic journey from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats

Jack cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats in five days, cycling 173 miles a day

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OCT 20

YAA helicopters & white horse

Businesses, community groups and individuals across Yorkshire raise £3,840 for YAA through 20th Anniversary Virtual Balloon Race

Businesses, community groups and individuals across Yorkshire have united to help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrate their 20th anniversary and have raised an impressive £3,840 for the rapid response charity.

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OCT 20

Armadillo Self-Storage at Sheffield Parkway reach £14,000 donation milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Armadillo Self-Storage at Sheffield Parkway reach £14,000 donation milestone for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Armadillo Self-storage in Sheffield Parkway has now donated £14,093 worth of storage space to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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OCT 20

Contactless Payments

Yorkshire Air Ambulance goes contactless in Yorkshire thanks to Brighouse Company Yorkshire Payments

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has begun trialling contactless donations at Farmer Copleys in Pontefract, thanks to Yorkshire Payments.

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OCT 20

Newly opened Shed 30 café in Kirbymoorside raise over £400 for YAA heroes

Newly opened Shed 30 café in Kirbymoorside raise over £400 for YAA heroes

Newly opened Shed 30 café in Kirbymoorside raise over £400 for YAA heroes

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OCT 20

both YAA Helicopters

SorryMate pledge over £1,000 a year to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Warrington based company SorryMate.com have pledged over £1,000 per year to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and to help keep them saving lives of motorcyclists across the region.

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OCT 20

Rockwood Events - Equestrian event organisers Raise Money for YAA

Equestrian event organisers jump to YAA aid with £10,000 donation

Equestrian event organisers, Rockwood Events, have raised over £10,000 for rapid response charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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OCT 20

Jean Dixon who was awarded a British Empire Medal

Yorkshire Air Ambulance volunteer Jean Dixon honoured with British Empire Medal

Yorkshire Air Ambulance volunteer Jean Dixon has been awarded a British Empire Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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SEP 20

Seven year old Emily honoured with Special Achievement Award from Mayor of Morley for fundraising efforts

Seven year old Emily honoured with Special Achievement Award from Mayor of Morley for fundraising efforts

Seven year old Emily from Morley, West Yorkshire has been honoured with a Special Achievement Award by the Mayor of Morley for her fundraising efforts.

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SEP 20

YAA Helicopter

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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