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Apr 13

Generous residents in Knottingley have clubbed together to raise £2,000 in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Rockware Sports and Social Club on Weeland Road, has spent the past year raising much needed funds for the independent charity.

It was chosen by members of the club as its charity of the year and they have organised a number of events to help support its work.

Stewardess Sally Baines Said: "We've had all sorts of stuff going off to raise money. We've had various raffles, some people did Movember and grew moustaches. we also had a swear tin on the bar and there was about £400 in that."

The club also had a Christmas raffle to help raise money for the charity. Staff presented the cash to Yorkshire Air Ambulance last month. Mrs Baines added: "We didn't expect to raise this much at all. It's a great effort by everyone."

Kerry Garner, West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: "On behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance I would like to say a big thank you to the club for raising a fantastic amount of money. It will go a long way towards keeping our two air ambulances saving lives."

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