Lawyers at Clarion in Leeds have completed a year-long fundraising initiative for Yorkshire Air Ambulance by presenting a cheque to the charity for £7,363.84.
Since May 2016, Clarion has hosted a huge range of fund-raising events from the usual bake sales, quizzes, raffles and organised sweepstakes, to sponsored mountain climbing, a beard growing competition and a pie-in-the- face game!
The team succeeded in raising £3,681 which was then matched by Clarion, enabling the firm to donate over £7,000 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, massively beating its £5,000 fundraising target. Each year, the staff vote for which charity they would like to fundraise for next year.
“The Clarion team has really risen to the challenge, coming up with lots of weird and wonderful ways of raising much-needed funds for this great Yorkshire charity,” explains Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion. “Many thanks to everyone for their generosity and enthusiasm – it’s been great fun as well as helping Yorkshire Air Ambulance to continue saving lives throughout the region.”
Kerry Garner of Yorkshire Air Ambulance: “We rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to enable us to operate our two air ambulances and provide life saving state-of-the-art care to a population of around five million people across four million acres; a service which costs £12,000 a day to run. We really appreciate Clarion’s efforts on our behalf.”
To date, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has rescued 7,271 people in the region.