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Yorkshire airfield raises vital funds to support lifesaving children’s charity

Yorkshire airfield raises vital funds to support lifesaving children’s charity

Hollym Airfield in Yorkshire have raised vital funds to support the lifesaving missions of the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

The owners of Hollym Airfield, Kim and Martyn Taylor have for the third year raised an amazing amount to support the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK.

On 04 November 2023 they held a community bonfire event including food, fireworks and much more, raising a total of £2,250 for the Children’s Air Ambulance.

“We would like to thank everyone for attending our community bonfire and for the generous donations given to support the children’s charity.

“Another big thank you goes to two local residents, Kelly and Luke Thompson for cooking the food, to Taylor’s Bakery of Hull for supplying all the baked goods to us at no charge and to Phoenix Building Systems Ltd for supplying the fireworks and doing the display again for free of charge,” said Kim and Martyn Taylor.

“We wouldn’t be able to put this event together without the support from the local community and businesses and we are extremely pleased to have supported the children’s charity for three years now.

“Every penny we raised in 2023 will support the charity with further lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK,” they added.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service (Embrace), part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundations Trust.

Cherry Crane, the Children’s Air Ambulance Assistant said:

“On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to Hollym Airfield and everyone who attended the community bonfire for raising vital funds to support our charity.

“We receive no government or National Lottery funding for our lifesaving missions and rely on the generosity of the local community and businesses to raise the £3,600 needed for each mission.”

“These vital funds will help us to continue flying our helicopters and saving little lives across the UK,” she added.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: or call 0300 3045 999.