All of the Rohan Harrogate Lectures are free to attend, however on the night we would appreciate a donation to our chosen charity for the events; The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who do a truly amazing job of getting many injured walkers and outdoor enthusiasts out of danger from the more remote parts of our area.
It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. In fact as a charity we only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service. To keep both of Yorkshire’s ambulances in the air we need to raise £7200 per day. This is equivalent to £2.65 million per year.
As a rapid response air emergency service the charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Our two air ambulances operate from Leeds Bradford International Airport and Bagby Airfield near Thirsk, and together both air ambulances cover the whole of the region
The charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in October 2007, we were the first Air Ambulance in the UK to own and operate a Dedicated Air Desk in the UK. With the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medial care throughout Yorkshire. The swift medical interventions provided by our air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
Yorkshire has a vast topography that not only includes remote, rural and densely populated areas but also includes major motorways and road networks such as the M62, M1, A1 and M18. The fast medical response that the air ambulance service provides is vital to a patient who has received major trauma, especially those with head and spinal injuries, as the air ambulance can avoid traffic congestion and uneven road surfaces.
On average, when a patient has been received by the YAA, they will always be only 10 minutes from the nearest hospital and 15 minutes from the most relevant treatment centre. In some cases, this can save people’s lives.
All Rohan Harrogate Lectures are free but spaces are limited, to reserve your place please give us a call and we will take your details. The series of lectures will be held at Rohan, 21 Station Square, Harrogate, HG1 1SY, 01423 508766. The doors will be open from 6.00pm and the talks will start at 7.00pm drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Although the lectures are free, donations to Yorkshire Air Ambulance would be appreciated on the night and any money raised through the season will be matched by Rohan up to a maximum of £1500. There will be 15% off all purchases on the lecture evenings, although as it is going to be really busy it would be better to phone ahead and get the stuff you want set aside so you are not attempting to try things on during the good bit of the talk!
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