About the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

4th November 2015

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire.

We fly 7 days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motorways, but also rural and isolated locations. To operate this life saving service the charity needs to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that we receive is the life blood of the Charity and without this support we would not be able to deliver the service that we are so proud of. The Charity was set up in 2000 and we have developed into a sophisticated rapid response service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medical care throughout Yorkshire. The swift medical interventions undertaken by our air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life. To find out how you can donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, please visit www.yaa.org.uk Ways in which your business can get involved with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance: Adopt the YAA as your company's Charity of the Year Staff regular giving incentive Staff volunteering Hold a fundraising event Adopt our recycling scheme within your company Sponsorship agreements Fundraising through social events Quick facts about the Charity YAA is an independent Charity needing to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire's air ambulances in the air and maintained. This is equivalent to £4.4 million each year. The YAA provides a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire's 4 million acres. We operate 2 helicopters, G-SASH and G-CEMS. They operate from Nostell Priory, near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk. The service is operational 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patients are transferred to the nearest major trauma centre, flying at speeds of up to 160 mph. YAA paramedics and dispatchers are kindly provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service. We currently fly over 1,000 missions a year, an average of 3 incidents every single day. The work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be seen on the BBC series, 'Helicopter Heroes', which is being repeated on some of the digital channels. If every adult in Yorkshire donated just £1 per annum, this would cover the yearly cost of keeping the air ambulances maintained and in the air.

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