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Our nominated charities

Whitby Lifeboat and the Yorkshire Air AmbulanceImage of Whitby Lifeboat station and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages is proud to support two local life-saving organisations as its nominated charities. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides a rapid response air emergency service, serving 5 million people and covering 4 million acres. The Whitby Lifeboat is our local Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station, located in the attractive harbour of Whitby, and providing a rescue service for those in need at sea and along the coast.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across 4 million acres in Yorkshire. They fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motorways, but also rural and isolated locations.

To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that they receive is the life-blood of the charity and without this, they would not be able to provide the service that they are so proud of.

The two air ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both air ambulances cover the whole of the region. With the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medical care throughout Yorkshire. The swift medical interventions provided by the air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life. Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages believes that this wonderful service is most worthy of your support.

RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. The people of the UK and the Republic of Ireland depend on the RNLI, and the RNLI depends on its network of more than 31,500 volunteers. These people work on lifeboats, at lifeboat stations, on beaches and as community fundraisers, in RNLI shops, education presenters in schools, at events, sea safety officers in coastal communities, museums and across their offices. Without these volunteers they would not be able to save lives at sea.

There has been a lifeboat station at Whitby since 1802, and the volunteer crew can be called out at any time of the day or night. When there is a 'shout' all of the crew are paged and they respond as they can, depending upon their position and work. The coxswain, Mike Russell, then decides the seven who will go out. There is an offshore lifeboat based at the Whitby lifeboat station for calls out to sea as well as an inshore lifeboat for 'shouts' nearer the shore. The RNLI depends entirely on public donations and Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages and its customers are proud to support their work.