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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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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

thoracotomy Manikin

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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