Napoleons Casino & Restaurant in Leeds has presented the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque for £4,100 follow a spree of fundraising & a charity Cyclathon which took place on the same day the Tour de France went through Leeds.
Exercise bikes were kindly supplied by Xercise4Less on Kirkstall Road, Leeds & Napoleons' staff & customers all signed up to take slots on the bikes. The day was topped off by a fundraising dinner in Napoleons’ restaurant which helped push the grand total to over £4,000!
General Manager at Napoleons, Sandy Kopec, commented:
“We’d set out to get in the spirit of the Tour de France whilst raising some money in the process so we are thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A big thank you goes to all our staff & customers who fundraised & donated so generously.
“As our charity of the year we are all well-educated on the vital services the Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides to our region and coincidentally, this was highlighted on the weekend of the Tour de France when they attended 31 incidents over the three days, compared to a usual three or four incidents on a regular weekend.”
Nicky Massen, Regional Fundraising Manager for the YAA, commented: “We are so grateful to all the Napoleons' staff & customers who helped raise such a fantastic amount and for supporting us once again. We don’t receive any funding and rely entirely on donations – so we can’t thank Napoleons enough.
“This is the second large contribution Napoleons Leeds have made, bringing their grand total to well over £7,000. The vital funds will go towards maintaining and flying the two Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopters 365 days a year, helping save lives across Yorkshire.”