RESIDENTS and staff from Czajka Care Group’s Fairmount Park retirement complex in Nab Wood near Shipley, have raised £870 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after holding a series of fundraising events in the past month.
Margaret Gledhill, who is part of the Residents’ and Members’ Social Club, organised a ‘nearly new sale’ as well as a race night in The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park. In addition, Jenny Eastham, who is West Yorkshire’s Events and Volunteer Coordinator at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, visited The Clubhouse and held a talk about the organisation’s life-saving work and its plans for the future.
Margaret says: “The sale and race night were both really popular and a credit to everyone who worked hard to make them such a success. The talk by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was very interesting and a lot of our attendees were pleased to find out how the money raised would be put to good use.”
Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka Care Group, says: “The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park has a fantastic social committee that continually lends its support to a whole range of deserving organisations and charities. Yorkshire Air Ambulance does an amazing job and changes peoples’ lives every day, so it’s a superb charity to raise a great sum of money for.”
Jenny Eastham says: “We have to raise £3.6million every year to maintain and operate our two helicopters that serve a population of 5 million people and we rely completely on the generosity of individuals and organisations for this. We have a strong relationship with both Czajka Care Group and its residents and we’re very grateful when Margaret organises fundraising events on our behalf, which are always extremely successful.”