Couple raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with sales of mamalade

The McNair's award-winning marmalade.

Sales of a couple’s award-winning marmalade have raised an impressive £800 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Jane and Neil McNair, of Low Mill Guesthouse, Bainbridge, began making marmalade several years ago.

After a surge in popularity last year, they have now made more than 200 jars, selling each jar for £3.50, with all the proceeds going to the charity.

The marmalade is made from Seville oranges, mixed with different types of sugar, flavours and beer. They include brown sugar, lime and lemon and chocolate and ale, which is one of their best sellers, inspired by Neil’s favourite ale.

After their spike in sales and great reviews, the pair decided to enter their marmalade into the World Marmalade Awards held in Cumbria.

Last year, they won silver and bronze and this year came home with four silver awards.

Speaking of why they chose to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Neil McNair, said: “Our nearest A&E is around an hour and fifteen minutes away, but only 10 to 20 minutes in an air ambulance.

“That time could be the difference between life and death. In rural areas of Yorkshire, like Richmondshire, their service is vital.”

Jane and Neil’s Marmalade can still be purchased by contacting the Low Mill Guesthouse on 01969 650553 or