Yorkshire Air Ambulance gets cash boost

YAA helicopter

by Cristiana Elena Frunza

@cristianafrunza

A life-saving charity has been given a helping hand by a family-fun business.

Myers Group, one of the oldest stone and concrete manufacturer in England, will be now providing storage and logistical support, along with substantial funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The group is a family-run business with several branches all over the region who are aware of how vital the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is for people in the area.

“As an independent Charity we rely solely on the generosity of the public and organisations such as Myers to keep this life-saving service going”, says Liv Johnson, marketing assistant for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service.

To keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained in the air, which currently flies around 1000 missions a year, it costs the Charity £12.000 every single day.

The service benefits of the latest generation Airbus H145 helicopters which allow paramedics to treat and transport critically injured patients in a faster, more modern way.

Earlier this year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance responded promptly when called at the Sheffield & Hallam County Football Association.

Player Michael Fazackerley suffered a suspected double fracture of his leg in the game played at the Sunday Junior Cup.

The air ambulance arrived in no less than 15 minutes after they were called by the first responder at the ground and handled the injured player.

Referee, Kevin Wagstaffe, donated his match fee to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity as a thank you.

“I think a lot of people think we are government funded but in actual fact we only receive help from the NHS who second paramedics to us. Everything else if charity funded”, says Liv Johnson.

To date over 6,000 patients have been carried to relevant treatment centres.

 

 

 

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