THE life-saving Yorkshire Air Ambulance has gained a £170,000 boost.
The emergency air ambulance, which has a base in Elland, has received support from technology firm SICL.
Leeds-based SICL has long been a corporate supporter of the YAA and has pledged to continue supplying IT support, services and infrastructure to the tune of £170,000, saving the air ambulance vital funds.
SICL has pledged the support until at least 2018, and Managing Director Cliff Fox said: “We have a great admiration for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance; operationally, personally and ethically.
“We’re all very proud to support the YAA who save lives in the region in which we live and work.”
Since 2006 the support of SICL has saved the air ambulance £125,000
Neale Jacobs, Operations Manager for the YAA also added “We cannot thank SICL enough for their continued support.
“As an independent charity, having support from companies such as SICL is invaluable. They have saved us over £125,000 over the last five years which is a huge sum of money for the YAA, so to have their continued support, which this time is worth over £170,000, is phenomenal.”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance are an independent charity and needs to raise £7,200 each day to keep its two air ambulances operational every day.
Mr Jacobs added: “We have to fundraise each and every day of the year to keep the charity running, so savings of this nature really are significant, and allow us to spend donated funds on keeping both of the helicopters maintained and in the air saving lives.”
As part of the five year sponsorship deal, the SICL logo will feature on both YAA’s helicopters G-SASH & G-CEMS.