Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives £5,000 from Wetherby Whaler
Article Date: 2013-06-13
The Wetherby Whaler group of fish and chip restaurants have raised more than £5,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).
The restaurants, located in Guiseley, Wetherby, York, Pudsey and Wakefield, adopted the YAA as one of their chosen charities and encouraged patrons to donate their loose change to the very worthwhile cause.
Janine Murphy said: “We always knew that our customers were special but this has been a fantastic response. It is very important that local businesses support charity initiatives and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance carries out vital work across the region. It is a real pleasure to be able to hand over a regular donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance from our generous patrons.”
Kerry Garner, West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser at The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity is very grateful to have the support of the Wetherby Whaler Restaurants to help contribute towards the £9990 needed every day to keep the Helicopters flying and saving lives. As we are an independent charity, we do rely on donations such as this one, I would like to say a big thank you to the staff and customers for their generous support.”