Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraisers thanked

Ellie with Helen Callear, regional fundraising manager and Peter Sutherland, chairman, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Fundraisers from the district have been thanked for their support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.

The service held their inaugural North Yorkshire Fundraising Regional Awards at the Devonshire Arms Hotel near Skipton last month.

The event is part of a series of regional award ceremonies the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is running to thank fundraisers across the county for their dedication to the charity.

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Regional staff selected eight of the most deserving solo and group fundraisers from the county and awards on the day were presented by Peter Sunderland, chairman of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Among those to receive awards was 11-year-old Ellie Peacock, from Bainbridge.

Ellie needed the help of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance when she was airlifted to hospital in March 2016 after breaking her leg.

With the help of her friends and family, she raised £3,800 by holding a fundraising breakfast at their café in the village.

Also being recognised at the event was Richmond Motor Club.

The club has supported the Yorkshire Air Ambulance since 2008 and have raised over £13,000.

Funds are raised during the Scott Trial, one of the UK’s most challenging motorcycle trials.

The trial takes on 80 miles of cross-country racing in some of the most picturesque parts of North Yorkshire.

Funds are raised from the entrance fees for the event.