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Leeds Building Society raises £8,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Leeds Building Society raised £8,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance in 2015.

Colleagues from across the Society organised various fundraising activities throughout the year including climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks, playing netball and eating very spicy chillies.       

To celebrate this donation, four Society colleagues visited the charity’s airbase on the Nostell Priory Estate, near Wakefield to get an insight into the work undertaken by the team.

Kevin Mowles, head of business support at Leeds Building Society, said: “The visit to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was inspiring. It is incredible to get an insight into the critical work undertaken by such a wonderful team of dedicated professionals. The scale of their responsibilities is eye watering and so heavily dependent upon charitable donations.

“The presence of this service makes such a difference to life threatening trauma care. It’s a day that will stay with me forever. I cannot commend this service and these people enough.”

Kerry Garner, regional fundraising manager at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to sincerely thank Leeds Building Society’s Colleague Charity Group for choosing to support us and raising such a fantastic amount of money.

“They seem to be only too aware of the very real necessity of our service and we are grateful for their support. It costs £12,000 per day to keep both of our helicopters in the air and helping to save lives. There is no doubt that Leeds Building Society’s generous support will help us to save lives and guarantee the service into the future.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Ian Lloyd-Jones, Kevin Mowles, Robin Owen-Morley, all Leeds Building Society staff; Pete Vallance, clinical operations manager; Kit Von Mickwitz, paramedic’ Cpt Garry Brasher, pilot; and Becky Priest from Leeds Building Society

 

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