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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).

2

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

27

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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JUN 21

YAA Helicopter

Flying in the face of COVID: A year of YAA operations during the pandemic

Yorkshire Air Ambulance reflect on how their operations were impacted after a turbulent and unsettled year for the nation dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

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MAY 21

YAA Helicopter & Crew running

Yorkshire Air Ambulance warns over dangers of Hoax calls

New data released by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) reveals that the Charity was the victim of 14 hoax phone calls in the last financial year.

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MAY 21

George Houghton a farmer who donated £10,000

North Yorkshire Farmer presents YAA Heroes with £10,000

A North Yorkshire farmer who was rescued by Yorkshire Air Ambulance earlier this year after being trapped against a gate by his own tractor has donated £10,000 to the life-saving charity.

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MAY 21

Airbus H145 helicopters

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirm upgrade of existing helicopter fleet

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) are delighted to confirm that they will be replacing their current Airbus H145 D2 helicopters with the next generation aircraft by the end of Summer 2023. The YAA will be the first organisation in the UK to receive the brand new, 5-bladed H145 D3 model.

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APR 21

YAA documentary series Helicopter ER, providing an insight into the vital work of the Charity is to air a special Critical Hour episode.

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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