One-third of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance income comes from Gifts in Wills donations.

One day someone you know could require life-saving treatment from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Invest in their future by considering leaving a gift in your will and help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance continue saving lives across the region.

Your donation will help towards the vital funding of our service, from keeping the air ambulances maintained and in the air, to helping our crew keep up to date with latest industry developments.

For many of our supporters, a gift in their will is their most heartfelt donation to us. It is often a way of continuing what may have been a very personal, emotional or even lifelong relationship with the charity.

Leaving a gift in your will is something that will not affect you right now, but can truly make a difference to the future of others.

We promise to spend every £1 donated effectively, wisely and where possible that money will be spent in Yorkshire.

“Why I am leaving the Yorkshire Air Ambulance a gift in my Will…"

“I was suffering acute chest pains and collapsed in my doorway trying to get help. Thankfully a neighbour opposite saw me and called 999. I live in a fairly rural town in the Calder Valley, surrounded by hills. The air ambulance was able to take me directly to the cardiac unit at Leeds General  Infirmary where surgeons operated to save my life. If that journey had been made by road, I would not have made it. I owe my life to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is why I am leaving them a gift in my will. We are so lucky to have them.”

Mr H Levene, 71, West Yorkshire, Heart Attack


Executors - How to pay in a legacy gift

All generous gifts in wills or legacies are looked after by our admin staff, based at our office in Elland. In order to administer the kind gifts left to us in wills, there are some details we will need from you as Executor and also about the person who has left the gift.

We would be very grateful if you could provide a covering letter which includes the following:

  • The full name and title of the deceased
  • Their last address
  • The date of death
  • The Executor’s name and contact details
  • A copy of the will and any codicils
  • If the gift is a residuary legacy please include a copy of the final estate accounts
  • If possible please include any information about the reason for the legacy

Please send to our head office at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cayley House, 10 South Lane, Elland, HX5 0HQ .

This information is required in order for us to be able to issue the Executor with a receipt and discharge. As we are a registered charity, it also helps us to comply with Charity Commission auditing requirements.

We will also be able to amend our donor records for the deceased, if applicable.

  • Payment by Bank Transfer

    You can pay in a legacy gift by bank transfer.

    Before making this payment, please write to or email us to provide the information requested above.

    Please use the name of the deceased as the payment reference and use the following bank details:

    Sort Code: 30-90-57

    Account Number: 00244035

    Account Name: Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ltd

    Bank Address: Lloyds Bank, 75 Commercial Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5EQ

    Please note that Gift Aid cannot be applied to legacy payments.


  • Payment by cheque

    If you are paying in a legacy by cheque, please make it payable to: ‘Yorkshire Air Ambulance’ and post, together with a covering letter including the details outlined above, to:

    Legacy Administration, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cayley House, 10 South Lane, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0HQ


If you have any questions about administering a will that includes a gift to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, please get in touch with our Trusts & Legacies Manager – contact details below.

staff & helicopter

Contact Us

Trusts and Legacies Manager
Caroline Myers
07880 197782
or call the office on:
01422 237900

Crew & helicopter

Gift in Will leaftet

Please feel free to download our ‘Leaving a Gift in Your Will’ leaflet here or if you would like a copy posting out to you please email with your request and address details. 


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