Our staff have gone above and beyond in their support for the local community by raising around £3,000 for charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Each year we raise money for a local charity chosen by our staff members. In 2019 we focussed our fundraising efforts on Yorkshire Air Ambulance who provide emergency medical assistance for people in need throughout Yorkshire.
Around £1,800 was raised via staff dress down days and two members of staff even took to the skies by taking part in a sponsored sky dive, raising almost £1,000. On top of this, staff have also collected and donated 86 carrier bags full of clothes which will now go to be reused or recycled, generating additional money for the charity, as well as helping people in poorer countries.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance flies more than 1,400 missions every year and the life-saving work they do is entirely reliant on donations. Nearly 2,500 emergency 999 calls are made in Yorkshire each day, with 1 in 500 activating an air ambulance.
Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
“I’m proud that our organisation has so many fantastic, generous members of staff who are prepared to give their time and money to support this important charity. Through their efforts, both our staff and Yorkshire Air Ambulance are playing their part in making a positive difference in the lives of local people.”