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www.york-illustrated.co.uk - raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

I am raising funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity because we might need their help one day.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity

We provide a life saving emergency service to the whole of the Yorkshire region

Charity Registration No. 1084305

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I am developing the York Illustrated website (https://www.york-illustrated.co.uk/) partly as a personal challenge and partly to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity (YAAC).

The YAAC is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service operates seven days a week, 365 days a year and covers both rural and urban areas (including the county's extensive road network). Last year the YAAC treated 1,067 patients at scene and carried 599 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.

The YAAC currently operates two Airbus H145 helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk. The helicopters are capable of flying at speeds of up to 160 mph and, in many cases, they are the fastest way of providing life-saving help to those who need it urgently. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity needs to raise £4.4m a year (£12,000 a day) to keep the two air ambulances maintained and in the air.

I live and work in West Yorkshire, walk regularly in the remote hills
and dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and frequently visit the
historic city of York. I know that I might need the YAAC's help one day and, if you live in - or visit - Yorkshire, you might need their help one day
too. Hence this appeal: If you enjoyed the York Illustrated website (or if you just want to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity), please make a donation to the YAAC via this page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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  • There's no road access to the top of Park Fell (or many other parts of rural Yorkshire).
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter G-YOAA in flight. © Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. Image used on this 'Just Giving' page with prior permission from the YAA.

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