The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has received a £10,000 grant from the Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket. The donation will fund a new, specialist piece of equipment called a Helilift which can be used to move helicopters on the ground safely.
The cheque was presented on behalf of the Foundation by Hayley Harvey from the Morrisons store in Elland, who said: “It was great to present this cheque to a charity which provides vital support for people in Yorkshire.”
Angela Vyas from Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Morrisons Foundation. The donation will help us buy a new specialist piece of equipment and safely move helicopters on the ground. This is vital to our daily operations.”
The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarkets in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help to improve people’s lives. Since launching over £20 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for funding.