In December last year, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomed two brand-new hi-tech promotional vehicles to their fleet, one of which was acquired as a result of support from Yorkshire Freemasons.
With the impact of Covid having diminished over the summer, the vehicles have been seen at many shows, including the Great Yorkshire Show and have been utilised in YAA’s schools educational project, aimed at teaching children about the service and inspiring the next generation of supporters.
Pictured are children from Norton Infant School, Doncaster.
Helen Callear, Director of Fundraising (North/East) commented, “The new Mobile Units have helped us enormously this summer season, where we have been playing catch up with the hundreds of events that were cancelled due to the pandemic.
Although it is early days yet, we reckon we are doubling our income if we bring the vehicle along to an event which is incredible, but it does look impressive!
Apart from the obvious fundraising benefits, at events like the Great Yorkshire Show where we displayed it in the Discovery Zone, and engaged with children of all ages, we were able to tell our story and enthuse minds.
The onboard cockpit experience particularly has allowed children to sit in the pilot’s seat and imagine flying through the clouds over the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. We are incredibly grateful to the Freemasons for their forward-thinking generosity and aim to engage with the generations of the future to promote social responsibility and charity.”
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