“Following the recent announcement from Buckingham Palace, along with increasing staff, volunteer and donor opinion, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Trustee Board (at its monthly meeting today) has decided to withdraw from our connection with HRH The Duke of York, and as such, he will no longer be the Royal Patron of the YAA.
As a Charity funded generously by public donations, we must seriously consider the opinions of our donors and supporters, and this has been a significant factor in reaching this decision.”
This will be the only comment on the matter from the YAA. Requests for interviews will not be considered.
Issued on: Tuesday 26th November 2019