Concert to help YAA helicopter campaign

Rotarians with one of the YAA helicopters and its crew.

Rotarians with one of the YAA helicopters and its crew.

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Yorkshire’s Rotary Clubs have been longstanding and generous supporters of the county’s air ambulance service.

When Geoffrey Boycott, who is a Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) Patron, recently unveiled their landmark new, state-of-the-art helicopter, he was joined by Hazel Haas, Rotary’s district governor.

The new Airbus H145 is capable of 160mph and its latest technology can be upgraded to give an ‘air life’ of over 20 years.

Local Rotarians from the Pocklington Club helped organise last month’s PockPedal cyclo-sportive which raised money for this charity.

The Rotary Logo is on both of the back doors of the new helicopter, recognising the contribution that Rotary has made to help make this valuable and necessary piece of equipment become a reality.

Jeff Stephenson, the president-elect of the Market Weighton-based Weighton Wolds club, has pledged that next year’s main fund raising focus will also be the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, saying “that the charity is of particular benefit to our rural community where transport links sometimes aren’t that quick and the rapid-response helicopter can be a real life-saver”.

Weighton Wolds have organised an open-air concert in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Friday 24 June.

It starts at 6pm at picturesque Goodmanham Dale and features as the headline act Hull’s answer to the Three Tenors, “Tre Amici”.

Tickets are only £10 at the gate or in advance from Clubleys, Market Weighton, or on 01430-874000.

Why not bring a picnic, have a great evening’s entertainment and help Yorkshire Air ambulance pay for that second new helicopter?