Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Shop workers have raised more than £5,000 to support the work of an air ambulance after it helped a colleague's relative following an accident.
Staff at Marks & Spencer's Butcher Row store in Beverley chose Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) as their Charity Of The Year and have raised enough to cover two life-saving missions.
In the last 12 months, staff have carried out raffles, tombolas and auctions as well as undertaking a sponsored slim and a bike ride along the Hudson Way to Market Weighton and back.
In store, Scouts and students from East Riding College helped with customer bag packs in return for donations.
Store manager Emma Morris has now presented a cheque for £5,359.77 to YAA's community fundraiser David Hebden.
David said: "I would like to thank everyone at the store for their hard work and enthusiasm in helping to raise such a fantastic sum of money for the YAA. Donations such as these are the life blood of the charity and all the staff should be proud of their achievement."