Shoppers raise £50k for charity

Yorkshire Air Ambulance visitng ASDA in Glass Houghton after 16 stores across Yorkshire raised more than �50,000 for charity
Yorkshire Air Ambulance visitng ASDA in Glass Houghton after 16 stores across Yorkshire raised more than �50,000 for charity
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Generous shoppers across the county have raised more than £50,000 for the Yorkshre Air Ambulance this summer.

Customers and staff at 17 Asda stores across Yorkshire clubbed together to raise £53,634 for the charity.

The money was presented at a special event at Asda Glass Houghton on Tuesday, which saw the air ambulance land at the store.

Louise Brown, community life colleague at the store, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.

“The weather held out for us and it was nice to have the air ambulance in town for something positive.”

Staff and customers at the Glass Houghton store raised £3,717 for the charity through a series of fun days, raffles and donations.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was chosen as the supermarket giant’s charity of the year following the M62 minibus crash which killed former Featherstone St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School student Bethany Jones and left 20 other women injured.

Mrs Brown said: “I don’t think you realise how vital the charity is until something like that happens.

“It’s great to be able to support a Yorkshire charity too.”

Kerry Garner, Yorkshire Air Ambulance regional fundraiser, said: “We’ve had a fantastic few months working with Asda colleagues across and customers across Yorkshire.

“To raise more than £53,000 in such a short space of time is brilliant and we cannot thank them enough.”