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Throughout the summer residents and staff at White Rose Lodge Care Home, Bridlington, have been raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance at a number of different events.

Keely Reynolds, Activities Coordinator, presented David Hebden, Community Fundraiser with a cheque on Wednesday 28th September from the money White Rose Lodge residents and staff has risen for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Residents and staff have raised the money throughout the summer holding a number of events including weekly coffee mornings, a car wash fundraiser and also from Keely Reynolds and Janet Lount, Activities Coordinators attending the Lions Carnival. The Lions Carnival is an annual car boot and summer fayre held in Bridlington, where local businesses are invited to hold various stalls. White Rose Lodge held a tombola and raffle adding to the fundraising total.

Keely Reynolds, Activities Coordinator said “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a fantastic charity and we are delighted to have raised some money for them. Thank you to everyone who has supported us at the events. Residents have had a wonderful time taking part and have enjoyed meeting new people at the weekly coffee clubs”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The charity currently attends over 1,000 missions a year, an average of 3 incidents every single day. Last year they treated 1067 patients at scene and carried 599 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.

To keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The generosity that they receive really is the life blood of the Charity.

White Rose Lodge Care Home in Bridlington is part of the Countrywide Care Homes Group – one of the UK’s leading care home providers, renowned for offering comfortable, luxury facilities and outstanding services. White Rose Lodge is situated on the beautiful East Coast with direct sea views over the coastline. The home provides residential care and respite care for 33 residents.