D. M. Keith receives special award from Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Added: 09 November 2017

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D. M. Keith receives special award from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Regional ŠKODA Retailer, DM Keith, has received a special award from the Yorkshire AirAmbulance to recognize the company’s outstanding support.


DM Keith, the largest ŠKODA Retailer Group in the UK, has supplied two vehicles for the rapid response emergency charity over the last ten years


They currently provide Kerry Garner, West and South Yorkshire Fundraising Manager, with a Fabia Monte Carlo Estate and an award winning ŠKODA Octavia Hatchback for Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Director of Fundraising Garry Wilkinson.

Both Garryand Kerry travels thousands of miles a year around the Yorkshire region workingto raise the £12,000 a day the needed by the rapid response emergency charity to keep its two helicopters flying.

DM Keith also hold fundraising across their branches in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, York and Hull.


The company received the Outstanding Partnership Award at Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s 11th annual Recognition Awards which were held at the Principal Hotel, York.


Kerry Garner said: “This award recognises truly exceptional support for the charity over a sustained period of time and we cannot thank D.M. Keith enough for all that they have, and continue to do, for us.


“Their generosity is a real and much valued help in enabling us to meet our income targets so the charity can continue saving lives across Yorkshire.


“The company not only provide us with fantastic vehicles but regularly fundraise for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance themselves and truly deserve to be recognized with this special award.”


Individual volunteers,organisations and corporate supporters from across the region were recognised during the special awards evening hosted by YAA patron and ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell – who himself received the Chairman’s Award for his longstanding support for the charity.


D. M.Keith Director Angus Keith said: We are humbled to receive such a fantastic accolade in recognition of our support with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. D.M. Keith as a family unit have a strong belief in the cause and we are proud to contribute towards the success and growth of such a worthy charity and keep the team mobilized in their quest.  

“We will be supplying a third vehicle in thenear future, which we know will be used to continue the great work thefundraising team do on a daily basis. 


It was a real pleasure to speak to the paramedics and the team on board the air ambulances to hear how much they love their job and it is great that we can continue to contribute towards such an invaluable cause.”


D.M.Keith Director Angus Keith receives the Outstanding Partnership Award from Yorkshire Air Ambulance West and South Fundraising Manager Kerry Garner.