Happy new car day for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising team

Added: 26 March 2019

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Happy new car to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fundraising team. 

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by supplying two brand new vehicles to support the fantastic fundraising efforts carried out by the team.

D. M. Keith have been supplying vehicles to the YAA fundraising team for over ten years and are proud supporters of the rapid response emergency charity.

This year has been no different with Kerry Dwyer Director of Fundraising – West & South Yorkshire & Helen Callear Director of Fundraising - North & East Yorkshire, collecting two SEAT Leon’s from our D. M. Keith SEAT & CUPRA York showroom on Friday.

Both Kerry & Helen travel thousands of miles a year across the Yorkshire region working hard to raise the £12,000 a day required to keep the two emergency response helicopters in the air. 

Kerry was delighted with her new vehicle "The support we have received from D. M. Keith over the years has been fantastic. Providing the cars really does assist us in our fundraising efforts across the region, plus they are a joy to drive! We are genuinely grateful to all at D. M. Keith for their support and would like to sincerely thank them for everything they do’"

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to over 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire.   The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year.  The charity currently attend an average of 4 incidents every single day.  Last year (2018) they attended 1858 incidents and carried 416 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.

The YAA currently operate two helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk.

D. M. Keith have been supplying vehicles to the team and raising funds for over ten years.  In 2017 we received an Outstanding Partnership Award at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s 11th annual Recognition Awards, for recognition of our support and fundraising for the lifesaving charity. To continue with our efforts and in support of this fantastic charity our teams across the D. M. Keith business are currently in training for the Yorkshire Tough Mudder which will be taking place in the Summer, as we aim to raise £5000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

You can make a donation on our fundraising page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/dmkeith

We wish all of the fund raising teams the best of luck for 2019 and we hope you enjoy your new cars. 

Thank you also to the #YAA for their lovely piece on their blog >> https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/blog/new-car-day-for-the-yaa-thanks-to-dm-keith/