She has been appointed to the charity’s West Yorkshire team covering the Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees areas.
The 31-year-old previously spent seven years as a Director of the family hospital and healthcare planning consultancy, Planning For Health Ltd. She specialised in healthcare facilities planning in developing countries.
Alex from Crossgates, Leeds, is also a member and immediate past president of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Leeds and has done voluntary work with a range of charities.
“I started doing voluntary work with JCI and realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to be,” she said.
“I just needed to find the right job and I’m delighted to be working for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. I’d seen the aircraft many times and watched the TV series Helicopter Heroes so knew what a fantastic job the charity does.
“But I have been so overwhelmed by the positive reaction of so many people. The air ambulance inspires so much affection, respect and support and it’s a pleasure to be part of the organisation.”
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) needs to raise £12,000 every single day to keep its two helicopters flying. The rapid response emergency service attends more than 1,000 incidents a year – on average, around three a day.
YAA serves five million people across Yorkshire and has so far airlifted more than 6,200 people.
Alex works to raise awareness about the work of the charity by giving talks, supports people and organisations holding fund raising activities, attends events and cheque presentations.
Photo caption: Alex Byers who has been appointed West Yorkshire Community Fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.