Close shave for the air ambulance

Scarboroughs Hospital Social club,plays host to a charity head shave in aid of the Air Ambulance.Left tor Right Grandson Owen Marshall takes the first cut with Mum Veronica Smith and Gran Mary Herrington. 113771a   .Picture Richard Ponter.

Scarboroughs Hospital Social club,plays host to a charity head shave in aid of the Air Ambulance.Left tor Right Grandson Owen Marshall takes the first cut with Mum Veronica Smith and Gran Mary Herrington. 113771a .Picture Richard Ponter.

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A 57-YEAR-OLD Scarborough fundraiser is hoping to raise more than £600 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after she had her head shaved for the charity.

Mary Herrington, of Oxcliff in Barrowcliff, lost her locks on her birthday and her grandson made the first cut.

Scarboroughs Hospital Social club,plays host to a charity head shave in aid of the Air Ambulance.Mary Herrington with her finished look,cheered on by family and friends. 113771b   .Picture Richard Ponter.

Scarboroughs Hospital Social club,plays host to a charity head shave in aid of the Air Ambulance.Mary Herrington with her finished look,cheered on by family and friends. 113771b .Picture Richard Ponter.

She said: “I’ve got a couple of forms to get in but now the total is £611.”

Mary added that £135 was raised through a raffle and tombola at the fund-raiser at Scarborough Hospital Social Club.

She added: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a good cause. We were just talking about different charities and that one seemed to come up the most.

“I thought I might have felt a bit awkward but it’s not too bad. It’s a bit chilly at times but it’s okay.”

The air ambulance relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire – fund-raisers need to raise £7,200 every day, or £2.65 million each year, to keep both of its helicopters in the air.

It is a rapid response air emergency service which serves a population of around five million people across four million acres.

The two air ambulances operate from Leeds Bradford International Airport and Bagby Airfield near Thirsk.