Team Tartan tackle the Yorkshire TOUGH MUDDER 2019
As a family run business the team here at D. M. Keith are always keen to support charities which are close to our heart and for the past few years we have partnered with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
We also love a challenge and what a challenge this is! We couldn't think of a better way to show off our family values than competing in the mighty TOUGH MUDDER in support of the fantastic work the Air Ambulance team does day in day out! With over 60 employees from all of our dealerships in Yorkshire & Grimsby taking part we are hoping to raise over £5000 - which will be split across both the Yorkshire Air Ambulance & the Lincss & Notts Air Ambulance.
Please support our #TeamTartanToughMudders and donate to this amazing charity.... here is a bit more about this fantastic cause:
The Yorkshire and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are independent charities providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to over 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. 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 1,858 incidents and carried 416 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.
The YAA currently operates two helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk.
To keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs 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 charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in October 2007, the YAA now operate our own Dedicated Air Desk for rapid dispatch of their helicopters to an incident. The swift medical interventions provided by their air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
In September 2016, the Charity took delivery of a new state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopter. This was shortly followed by a second H145 in December 2016. The latest generation aircraft has a larger cabin and will give paramedics a much more modern medical fit-out to treat and transport often critically injured patients. Replacing the current fleet will ensure the continuation of a state-of-the-art air ambulance service for the people of Yorkshire for the next 25 years.
The last two years has seen the commencement of Night Vision Operations and the ability to carry blood on both aircraft. NVIS has enabled the charity to extend its operational hours to earlier in the mornings and later in evenings and carrying Blood on Board has enabled critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air.
It would be fantastic if we can achieve our target of £5000 as our teams are training hard to complete the 5km obstacle course during the Yorkshire Tough Mudder challenge in July.
Watch this space for training pictures of our Tough Mudder #TeamTartan in action.
On behalf of the whole D. M. Keith family we thank you for your support.
Our TOUGH MUDDER gallery:
Here is our mighty D. M. Keith Wakefield Team headed up by our Head of Busines Tony Barraclough who had the fantastic idea to sign #TeamTartan upto the challenge.
Our strong & fit D. M. Keith Leeds team are all ready for the challenge