Egging on the air ambulance

James Potter and MP Anne Mackintosh welcome the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Yorkshire Farmhouse.
James Potter and MP Anne Mackintosh welcome the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Yorkshire Farmhouse.

A Thirsk business is showing its support for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Free range egg producer James Potter will be donating money from its egg sales to the charity which relies on volunteer fundraising to keep running.

For every dozen eggs sold James Potter which is based at Catton, near Thirsk will donate 1p to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The company expects to raise £15,000 through sales over the next 12 months, which is equivalent to keeping Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s two helicopters in the air for almost two days, or paying the VAT on the charity’s fuel usage for the next three years, based on last year’s figures.

The partnership was launched by Yorkshire Farmhouse Director, James Potter and MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, Anne McIntosh.

They welcomed one of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s to the farm to seal the deal.

James Potter has more than 200,000 free range hens at Yorkshire Farmhouse and together they will be raising vital funds to keep the charity’s helicopters and team airborne and rescuing lives.

“This region has one of the best air ambulance services in the country, which receives no public funding,” James said.

“Through this partnership we want to do all we can to help keep the two ambulances in the air so that the charity can continue providing its life-saving service.”