Housebuilder donates £1,000 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A charity dedicated to saving lives across Yorkshire received a fundraising boost after being named a ‘Community Champion’ by a leading housebuilder.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire as part of the company’s Community Champions initiative, which provides financial support to deserving organisations across the region.

The charity operates two helicopters providing emergency medical care across Yorkshire. Its swift medical intervention can have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and its fast response enables the medical crew to transport patients rapidly to hospital.

Kerry Garner, regional fundraising manager, said:

“We provide life-saving, rapid response emergency service to over five million people across Yorkshire and have transported over 6,500 patients since we were established, but rely solely on voluntary donations.

“It’s support like Persimmon’s that helps us continue our service.”

Simon Whalley, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said:

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides a vital service across the county and we commend their hard work and dedication.
“We are delighted that they applied for funding and couldn’t think of a more worthwhile organisation to support.”

The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.

Groups and charities can apply for next month’s donation by completing an online form at