Regional ŠKODA Retailer, D. M. Keith, has extended its support to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for a ninth year by supplying two vehicles for the rapid response charity.
They have provided Kerry Garner, West & South Yorkshire regional fundraiser at the YAA with a new ŠKODA Rapid.
D.M. Keith also provides an Award Winning ŠKODA Octavia Hatchback for Paul Gowland, Director of Fundraising at the YAA .
Both Paul and Kerry travels thousands of miles a year around the Yorkshire region working to raise the £12,000 a day the rapid response charity needs to keep its two helicopters flying “We cannot thank D. M. Keith enough for their continued support,” said Kerry. “Their generosity is a great help in helping us to achieve our income targets so the charity can continue saving lives across Yorkshire.”
D. M. Keith are the largest ŠKODA Retailer Group in the UK, with branches in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, York and Hull.
Director Angus Keith said: “D. M. Keith are proud to be associated with such a worthwhile charity and we wanted to continue our strong partnership with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by providing them with the much needed ŠKODA vehicles for another year.
“Family is at the heart of our business, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance literally saves the lives of many individuals and families on a daily basis.”
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is an independent rapid response charity, which has carried more than 6,500 people in its 15 -year history. It needs to raise £12,000 each day to keep its two helicopters in the air and maintained – equivalent to £4.4 million each year.
Without any direct government funding, the only help the charity receives is through the secondment of its paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.