Fairfax Group support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Fairfax Group support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A very enjoyable afternoon saw Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricketers do to Fairfax what the Aussies did to England at Old Trafford.

Set 187 for victory on an overcast day interrupted by frequent squally showers Fairfax fell short despite sending 12 year olds Alex Love and Alex Worthington, 10 year old Oliver Worthington slightly over 13 year old Amanda Beaumont in to bat.

Hillam came out on top but the real winners were the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. They were represented by their Regional Fundraising Manager Bob Smailes who was presented with a cheque for £1500.00 by Fairfax F.D. Carolyn Love and Amanda Beaumont outside the Fairfax Hire Centres Shop in Selby.

Bob Smailes, just one of the many YAA unsung hero’s who keep the two helicopters in the air, praised Paul Smith and his team of helpers at Fairfax for their tremendous effort.

Paul wishes to thank all the Fairfax suppliers who helped with raffle and auction prizes and the customers who bought raffle tickets and bid in the auction on the day of the match.

Umpire Kevin Ounsley also deserves much praise along with the Hillam Cricket Club Chairman Steve Sadler who helped to organise the match. In recognising their valued assistance Fairfax have made a donation to Hillam Juniors Cricket team.

It was fascinating to learn of the scope of the YAA who carry out nearly 365 life saving rescues missions annually throughout North Yorkshire and East Riding and all this financed by charitable donations. The Fairfax donation will finance four potentially life saving flights.

Bob and Paul are already planning a bigger cricket match for 2020. In fact it might even be a 20:20 match in 2020 under floodlights and with a Yorkshire legend in attendance. If they can raise £2020.20 that would be quite a story.

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