Firm pitching in to raise funds for air ambulance

Fun while fundraising: The Caravan Guard staff have some fun during Yellow Yorkshire Day.
Fun while fundraising: The Caravan Guard staff have some fun during Yellow Yorkshire Day.

Caravan and motorhome insurance specialist Caravan Guard and Leisuredays has raised more than £3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Halifax-based company runs an ongoing initiative for the charity, donating money for every Gadget and Leisure and Home Emergency policy it sells.

This year, the firm boosted its fundraising total when staff got involved in some serious fun for Yellow Yorkshire Day.

Teams dressed up in a variety of yellow costumes and had a yellow-themed bake off competition and other crazy games.

Through the generosity of the company and staff, the firm was able to write Yorkshire Air Ambulance a cheque for £3,170.80.

Caravan Guard Director Laura Wilby said everyone was proud to have once again been able to donate lots of money to the life-saving charity.

Last year, the company helped to pay for a set of specialist helmets for the air crew, which allowed them to attach their new night vision goggles, and fly on operations for longer.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep its two helicopters flying.

The charity serves five million people across the Yorkshire area, attending on average, more than 1,000 incidents a year.

Laura said: “We’re delighted to be able to continue to support Yorkshire Air Ambulance to enable them to save lives across our vast county.

“One of our company values is care completely, demonstrating our commitment to proactively supporting others.”

Kerry Garner, West & South Yorkshire regional fundraising manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with an organisation that shares the same values as the charity.

“We’d like to thank the staff at Caravan Guard for really getting behind all the fundraising initiatives they organise for the YAA and making them such a huge success.

“It’s organisations such as this that enable us to continue saving lives across the region.”

Caravan Guard has a strong commitment of supporting a number of local and national charities and last year donated more than £120,000 to a range of community causes.

Visit www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/donate to donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.