Over the academic year we will be continuing our fundraising for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service. Our aim as a school is to raise £12,000. This is the cost of running both of their air ambulances for a full day. We will be holding various whole school events and form groups from all year groups will be working together to raise as much money as possible throughout the year. After our recent 12-hour ‘Fitathon’ day and non-uniform day we have raised just over £4000 so far.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire.
To keep both the Air Ambulances maintained and, in the air, they need to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The generosity that they receive really is the life blood of the Charity.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is 100% charity funded
It is a common misconception that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is government funded and falls under the NHS. This is untrue. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity which relies heavily on the generosity of the public & organisations to keep the service active.
Finally, we would like all form groups to hold their own fundraising event during the final half-term. This could be a bake sale, penalty shootout competition, etc.