Dewsbury Ambulance Charities celebrate year of fundraising successes

A HUGELY successful year of fundraising has been celebrated by Dewsbury Ambulance Charities.

During 2010, volunteers brought in £9,103.

Events included street collections, sponsored walks, ambulance pull and a 74-mile bike ride from Dewsbury to Bridlington.

The money is primarily for a chalet the charity owns at Bridlington and used to give handicapped children and terminally-ill patients a holiday. At the annual presentation at Ossett Central WMC, cheques were given to the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, Batley Mencap and York House, Ossett, RNIB Soothill and Samaritans purse.

Dewsbury Ambulance Charities also support the Rosewood palliative day centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital, organising a Christmas dinner with entertainment, raffles and Santa. A yearly trip is also organised to Flamingo Land for handicapped children and their families, with coaches supplied by A.Lyles and Sons.