Wensleydale family raise more than £1,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with coffee morning

James, Ellie, Angela and James Peacock.

A coffee morning held by a Wensleydale family raised an impressive £1,131.17 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

The amount brings the Peacock family’s fundraising total to £6,500.

Ellie Peacock was diagnosed with brittle bone disease when she was born and in March 2016, she was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance because of a broken femur, caused by her condition.

The Peacock family held the coffee morning on Saturday, March 2.

The event included a cake stall, a buy a date on the calendar and the opportunity to buy Yorkshire Air Ambulance merchandise.

Tesco at Catterick Garrison and the Dales Dairies supported the event by providing eggs, flour, sugar, milk and cream to help with baking and making drinks.

The coffee morning was very well supported with people sending in donations of money and also jars of homemade marmalade.

Mum Angela Peacock said: “We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us with the fundraising.”

Lin Stead, YAA north regional fundraiser, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Peacock family for their ongoing support and generosity.

“The money they have raised across all their events will help with the vital funding of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and help us attend many other patients like Ellie in the future.”