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Jun 20

Local life-saving Charity, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance have benefitted from an £8,000 grant from Lions Clubs to help with their fight against Covid-19.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides a life-saving rapid response emergency service 365 days a year to 5 million people across 4 million acres of Yorkshire.

Thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance are now able to purchase additional flight suits and a Perspex screen to protect their crew and patients during the pandemic.

Vice District Governor Dave Wilson, Lions Clubs of the North said “We know that air ambulance charities have been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve faced considerable extra – unbudgeted – day to day costs – at the same time as lockdown has affected fund-raising.

Now, thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the US, we can provide immediate support for this emergency service that touches lives in all our local communities.”

Helen Callear, Fundraising Director for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to the Lions Clubs for their generous grant of £8,000, which will not only help us continue saving patients’ lives across Yorkshire, but will also help protect our crew.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity needing to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air. The recent pandemic has had a drastic effect on funding for our charity and we are grateful for all the support we have received.”

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For more information please contact the Yorkshire Air Ambulance PR and Communications Officer Jessica McDonnell on j.mcdonnell@yaa.org.uk or 07384 517193

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