Ilkley Soroptimists’ year of fundraising

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley Soroptimists Pauline Doyle (centre) and President Gill Wilkinson, (right) present Alison Roe with a cheque for Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ilkley Soroptimists Pauline Doyle (centre) and President Gill Wilkinson, (right) present Alison Roe with a cheque for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Soroptimist International of Ilkley has been raising awareness and funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance over the past 12 months as the president’s chosen charity In May last year, a visit was made to the club by Sammy Wills, a paramedic with Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who appeared in BBC series Helicopter Heroes, and local volunteer Alison Roe. Members were enthralled with stories of the work they carry out 365 days a year.

The sum of £2,342 was raised by members in various ways. One member celebrating a special birthday asked for donations instead of gifts.

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