Flying high for FylingFest’s air ambulance fundraiser

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THE third FylingFest fundraising festival gets underway tomorrow.

It is being organised by the Fylingdales Inn at Fylingthorpe and hopes to raise hundreds if not thousands of pounds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

At the pub tomorrow there will be bands playing in the garden all day from 12 noon until midnight. Throughout the day there will be visits from Helicopter Heroes, the local fire crew based at Robin Hood’s Bay as well as a bouncy castle, face-painting and a barbecue.

A raffle will be drawn on the day and there is still time for local businesses to donate to this whether it be a voucher or merchandise.

Last year’s raffle made £500 alone and it is hoped this year’s event can better that.

In fact over the last two years that FylingFest has been held, hundreds of people have attended and a total of £3000 has been raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and organisers are hoping that this total too can be beaten.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. The aircraft is on call every day of the year and covers a vast landscape from cities and motorways to rural and isolated locations.

To keep both of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s two helicopters in the sky and maintained it costs £7200 per day.