Scarborough pub raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance were the lucky winners of the Firk Inn's weekly tote earlier in the month scooping a prize of £510.00.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 2:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 2:22 pm
Adrian and Emma Crick of The Firk Inn hand over cheque to Jean Dixon from Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Adrian Crick, licensee of The Firk Inn, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough said: "Every Sunday we have a tote and I put £1 in for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and this time they won.

"They have won the bonus ball three times before as well.

"We have the collection tins in the pub, we like to support the Air Ambulance."

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Jean Dixon, a volunteer for the charity, collected the cheque from Adrian and his wife Emma last week.

Jean, 84 from Scarborough has been volunteering for the charity for more than 17 years, she runs the air ambulance's only dedicated charity shop at the Scarborough Market vaults and was recently awarded a British Empire Medal in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of her work.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity that provides a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across 4 million acres of Yorkshire.

It costs £12,000 every single day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air. That is the equivalent to £4.4million each year.

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