Major boost for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

First published in
Last updated
Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by

AIRBORNE lifesavers are celebrating a New Year gift of more than £144,000.

The donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance came from the Yorkshire Building Society group through its special “affinity” accounts.

The accounts offer a way for savers to support the air ambulance, which needs to raise £3.6m a year to keep its two aircraft flying.

The air ambulance's partnership manager Katie Collinson said: “We are delighted to have the support from Yorkshire Building Society and its customers and this donation of over £144,000 is absolutely amazing and will keep us flying for just over two weeks."

Since the introduction of its first affinity accounts the Society has donated more than £550,000 to the service

The society’s corporate responsibility manager Bev Cox said: “We are delighted to be able to help such a vital service as Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is close to the hearts of so many of our customers.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree