A CAR dealership with a showroom in Huddersfield has flown in to help Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraisers get out and about.
Family-run firm DM Keith Ltd, which has a site at St Andrew’s Road, has provided a Skoda Octavia and a Skoda Roomster to enable the charity’s director of fundraising, Paul Gowland, and West Yorkshire development officer Nicky de Whytell reach appointments to gain further funding for the charity.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance depends entirely on donations and sponsorship to stay airborne.
Dougal Keith, managing director of DM Keith Ltd, said: “The Keith car family has sold the Skoda range for over 30 years, developing genuine relationships with our customers who are treated as if they are members of the family.
“We are proud to sponsor the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity and support the invaluable work undertaken by its two helicopter air crews, saving lives across our region.”
Mr Gowland said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance strives to provide a platinum life-saving service for the people of Yorkshire and we regard this partnership with DM Keith Ltd as a platinum partnership.
“Without their extremely generous gesture, we wouldn’t be able to raise the £6,900 a day we need to keep flying and saving lives across the county. For that, we are enormously grateful.”
Since its launch in October, 2000, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has carried more than 2,100 patients – including BBC TV’s Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond, who was flown swiftly to hospital in Leeds following his high-speed jet-powered car crash at Elvington airfield near York 18 months ago.