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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service Receives £2,000 from Gliding Club


Wolds Gliding Club has handed over £2,000 in charity funds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service. The gliding club raised the amount after conducting several fundraisers to support the air ambulance charity. Yorkshire Air Ambulance has received support from the gliding club for two years.

Wolds Gliding Club Organized Multiple Fundraisers

In order to come up with the £2,000 they donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Wolds Gliding Club had to organize several fundraisers. The first was through a two-seater competition that was held in Pocklington. They managed to raise almost £1,400 through this competition.

Annette Bendelow, whose husband is a member of the gliding club, participated in the fundraising efforts by running the York Marathon series. She also ran three 10k races and two half marathons to show her support for the air ambulance service. Annette managed to raise more than £400 through her Just Giving page.

Continued Fundraising Efforts for Air Ambulance Service

Annette Bendelow’s Just Giving page will be having a free draw for everyone who contributed. As a prize for this free draw, Wolds Gliding Club has donated a voucher for a glider flight. As of writing this article, the free draw is still open for all who wish to contribute to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

In addition to these efforts, Wolds Gliding Club also auctioned and raffled donated prizes to raise the additional funds. Sponsors and donors for the two-seater competition included local businesses such as Alpine Foods, Judson’s Bar, KP Club, and the Gait Inn.

Along with all these and the funds from individual donations from club members and competitors, the club was able to donate £2,000 to David Hebden, a representative of Yorkshire Air Ambulance in Pocklington. The representative visited the Wolds Gliding Club offices to thank the members while collecting the donation.

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