Hog roast helps air ambulance

Both of the Yorkshire Air Ambulances.
Both of the Yorkshire Air Ambulances.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been given a £2,000 lift from a hog roast and live music event in Boroughbridge.

The summer celebration was held at the Old Hall Holiday Park and the day, supported by many local businesses, proved a big success with more than 200 people attending.

Around 20 local businesses, from a farm shop to a beauty salon, came together to donate prizes and gifts for the charity event, organised by park managers Denis and Wendy Whittle.

Also in attendance were representatives from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which provides a life-saving rapid response emergency service to five million people across Yorkshire.

The hog roast was staged by family-owned York House Leisure holiday parks which has raised more than £10,000 for the air ambulance’s appeal during the past three years.

As well as the roast itself, supplied by local butchers Greenwoods, guests enjoyed a range of different games and competitions.

There was also music from upcoming Wetherby band The Raizers who donated their appearance fee.