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Sweet-toothed housing staff raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Release Date: 02-Dec-2011
Snack-loving staff from KNH have raised £1000 for the housing company’s charity of the year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Andy Armitage, Aircrew Paramedic; John Gorell and Andy Selman, KNH; Nicky Massen, YAA Fundraising Manager; Glen Powell, Aircrew Paramedic

Andy Armitage, Aircrew Paramedic; John Gorell and Andy Selman, KNH; Nicky Massen, YAA Fundraising Manager; Glen Powell, Aircrew Paramedic



The funds came from a tuck shop run by staff from the Rent Assist team, based at Perseverance House in Huddersfield. Selling crisps and sweets on an honour system, the tuck shop is popular with many of those who work or visit the KNH headquarters.

Sarah-Jane Tidswell, who shops for supplies in her own time, said: “We’ve had the tuck shop for a few years now – it replaced leased vending machines, which we got rid of to save money.

“Most people bring fruit and healthy lunches to work every day but sometimes, you just need chocolate – it’s great that we can provide a service and raise money for charity!

“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the tuck shop this year. We’re thrilled to have raised so much for such a good cause.”

Nicky Massen, Fundraising Manager for the area said “We would like to extend our grateful thanks to the staff at KNH for their generous donation to the YAA.

“As an independent charity we rely solely on groups, individuals and organisations such as KNH to help us raise the money we need to keep our helicopters in the air and helping to save as many lives as possible.”

KNH Chief Executive Simon Rogers, said: “I’m very grateful to Rent Assist for keeping the tuck shop going and for everyone who’s helped to support our chosen charity through this and other fundraising efforts during the year.

“Yorkshire Air Ambulance is of vital importance to this region, so I’m very proud that we can support the life-saving work they do every day.”

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