The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air, the charity must raise £9990 per day. This is equivalent to £3.6 million per year.
The YAA serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres, and the swift medical interventions provided by the air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
On average, when a patient has been received by the YAA, they will always be only 10 minutes from the nearest hospital and 15 minutes from the most relevant treatment centre. In some cases, this can save people’s lives.
Both helicopters cover the whole of the region seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Huddersfield Town Football Club’s pioneering partnership with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, formed in 2009 and named the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, has proved to be one of the best decisions the football club has made in its history.
The initiative that aims to generate money that will keep the charity’s two life-saving helicopters in the air – as well as help fund the Huddersfield Town Academy, which aims to bring the stars of tomorrow through to the first team.
With 50p from every £1 raised going to each cause the generosity of Town supporters has been breathtaking with over £750,000 being raised for this worthwhile cause over the past four seasons – and more still to come!