Charity of the Year
Dean’s is proud of its roots in the community and we think its important to show our appreciation by supporting local charities. Every year our staff nominate a Charity of the Year and since 2002 we have raised over £240,000 for a range of good causes.
In 2016 the British Heart Foundation was chosen and a total of £21,717.23 was raised throughout the year by staff and customers at York & Scarborough, which included a £2,500 donation by the Partner’s of the business. This fantastic amount was raised through various fundraising events and collection tins.
Charity of the Year 2017 – York & Scarborough
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. In fact as a charity they only receive through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
To keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances in the air they need to raise £12,000 per day. This is the equivalent to £4.4 million per year.
As a rapid response air emergency service the charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Their two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region.
So far this year, we are thrilled to have raised over £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance! This amount has been raised by staff and customers at our York and Scarborough Garden Centres.