The Yorkshire Air Ambulance hosted their annual Recognition Dinner in which they honoured the efforts of the Hoyle Family and Huddersfield Town’s ‘Keep It Up’ campaign!

On Thursday 17 October 2019, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrated and thanked many individuals who have supported the charity at their special dinner at Oulton Hall, Leeds.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman, Peter Sunderland, invited Dean, Janet, Daniel and Joshua Hoyle along to attend the celebration evening in honour of their long-commitment of support to the charity.

During the evening many individuals were honoured in recognition of their commitment to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, such as, ‘Best Volunteer’ and ‘Outstanding Partnership’.

Peter Sunderland presented the Hoyle family with this year ‘Chairman’s Award’ to honour their commitment to fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for 10 years through the ‘Keep It Up’ initiative.

The ‘Keep It Up’ campaign created by former Huddersfield Town Chairman, Dean Hoyle, has seen hundreds of Town supporters cycling across the United Kingdom and Europe every year in aid of fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

This unique initiative surpassed the £2 million mark this year, on the event’s 10-year anniversary with the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign covering the costs of all Yorkshire Air Ambulance jobs in a HD postcode over the last 10 years!

The Hoyle’s were honoured with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance highest award as a personal achievement for setting up the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and as a thank you for all their support over the last 10 years.

Peter Sunderland, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman, commented:

“Dean, Janet and the boys have been truly inspirational in helping to raise a phenomenal amount of money for our charity over the last decade and helped raise the profile of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance through the highly successful Pedal for Pounds campaign and their work with HTAFC.

“Just last week, we were delighted to announce that the campaign hit the £2 million mark raised.

“It was my absolute pleasure therefore to be able to recognise all their hard work with this year’s YAA Chairman’s award.”