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Air Ambulance Flying High !

Lion President Presents Cheque to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

(Photo - left to right - Lion President Tim Ritson, District Governor Andrew Sutherland, Jenny Jones

from Yorkshire Air Ambulance’and Beer Festival organiser Ken Campbell)

It was a hearty “Cheers!” to the Wetherby Lions when the organisation handed over a cheque for £5,000 to its chosen charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The windfall came as a result of the Lions-backed Wetherby Beer Festival, which was a 'roaring' success when it came to town back in May.

The Lions’ latest cheque made out to the YAA brings the total donated from its annual festivals down the years to more than £35,000. And the YAA’s Jenny Jones, on hand to receive the cheque, paid tribute to the Lions’ efforts, saying: “We cannot thank you, and the people of Wetherby, enough. “It is well known that we need £12,000 a day to keep operating and it is efforts such as this which make such a contribution.”

The two-day festival, featuring several designer beers from the micro breweries located between Barnsley and Bedale - stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire - attracted hundreds of enthusiasts, who also enjoyed the many gins and ciders on offer as well as hot foods and a great variety of music.

If you know of any individuals or groups requiring help or advice please contact our Grants Committee Chair John Boulton on 0345 833 9529 or visit our website Lions are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our local community.

If you would like to get involved with Wetherby Lions then email the Secretary at and have some fun whilst supporting those who are less fortunate than yourself.

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