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Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) Charitable Fund supports the work of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. We provide services, equipment and resources to help save more lives and enhance patients’ experiences.

As a registered charity, we receive donations from grateful patients and members of the public, and through fundraising initiatives and events. Everything we do is over and above the core services provided by the NHS.

When people generously donate or fundraise for us, this money is governed and safeguarded by a committee that ensures it is used in the way the donor intended.

Forever grateful - I must give a huge thank you to the Ambulance Team that attended to me and got me to hospital in time to save my life.  Words cannot express my thanks and so I send you a small gesture which I am sure you will put to good use.

If you would like to donate please see details of how to do this below.

How We Help

Our current priorities are:

  • Funding community first aid education
    • Our free first aid awareness training for community groups includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and what to do in a medical emergency, such as heart attack or stroke. The course lasts two and a half hours and participants receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Funding community defibrillators
    • Over 30,000 people suffer cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. Their chances of survival double if it happens in front of a bystander who immediately starts CPR before our arrival.

In 2016/2017 we:

  • Placed 23 community defibrillators in local communities
  • Funded a Community Education Trainer  who trained more than 2900 people in 2016/17
  • Supported the annual Restart a Heart Day where 20,000 young people were trained in CPR in 105 schools across Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Provided free training sessions for students at the Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield.

Get Involved

We need your help to continue our valuable work and there are lots of different ways you can do this:

  • Fundraise. If you would like to fundraise on our behalf, please get in touch to discuss your ideas so that we can support you and help spread the word about your quest.
  • Request first aid training. Our Community Education Trainer, Don, is available to provide free first aid training to community groups.
  • Apply for a community defibrillator. We welcome applications for partial-funding for community public access defibrillators (cPADs) from local groups.
  • Spread the word. Please follow us on Facebook and share our stories and appeals, especially if you or your local community has benefited from the funding.

Donate to Us

Donating couldn’t be simpler and any amount will help us, no matter how small:

  • Donate online
  • Text YCMU followed by the amount (i.e. £1, £5, £10) to 70070 (the donation will be taken directly from your phone bill if contract, or from your balance if you have a pay as you go phone. Standard network rate messages apply)
  • Call us on 01924 584210 / 07824 540107 and pay over the phone
  • Send cheques payable to ‘Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund’ to: YAS CF, Finance Department, Yorkshire Ambulance Service Headquarters, Springhill One, Brindley Way, Wakefield, WF2 0XQ

Donating in Memory of a Loved One

Donating in memory of someone close to you can be a positive and wonderful way to celebrate their life and we are extremely touched each and every time we receive this kind of donation.

Donations are often made in place of flowers or alongside them at remembrance services. We can provide collecting tins on request and will try to get these out as quickly as we can across Yorkshire and  the Humber. For more information please contact us.

Get in Touch

• charitablefunds@yas.nhs.uk
• 01924 584210 / 07824 540107
• www.facebook.com/YASCF

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