The North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation (NYMMO) have surpassed their £25,000 fundraising milestone for the life-saving rapid response charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) serves 5 million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,500 missions every year. The Charity operates two, state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopters and needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep saving lives.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been the main beneficiary of the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation’s charity events since it was founded in December 2015.
The group has now raised £25,805.05 through a variety of events such as merchandise sales, raffles and sweepstakes. They have also organised auctions where they have teamed up with local businesses as well as arranging shoot days with local farmers.
Tina Brough, coordinator of NYMMO, said: “Each year we discuss where the proceeds of our fundraising efforts should go to and each year it’s a unanimous decision that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives the money as it is such a vital service for our rural areas. The money raised is a real team effort and shows just how good our rural communities are.”
Lin Stead, North Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to thank the NYMMO for their continued support and generosity over the last five years, to raise £25,805.05 is such an incredible achievement.
Organisations like NYMMO are the life-blood of our charity and the money raised will help greatly towards the vital funding of our service enabling us to continue saving lives across the region, particularly in the North Yorkshire countryside where journey times to hospital are longer and our service is vital to local communities.”