Put business skills to test to fund helicopter

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Organisations across South Yorkshire are being asked to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test next month to raise at least £175 each in 175 hours, as part of a campaign in aid of the region’s air ambulance.

Businesses, schools, sports teams and individuals have to raise the funds in the most innovative way they can during the 175 Challenge, which runs from November 8 to 15.

Proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which teamed up with Sheffield healthcare firm B Braun Medical for a charity drive earlier this year.

Paul Gowland, director of fundraising for the air ambulance, said: “We want people across the region to put their business skills to the test to try to raise at least £175 for our appeal in 175 hours.

“Whether it’s holding coffee mornings at work, doing a sponsored sports activity or something more unusual, we’re confident the people of South Yorkshire will be able to rise to the challenge and make a real difference to the life-saving services we provide.”

Hans Hux, group chief executive of B Braun, said: “The challenge is a great way for people across South Yorkshire to show their support.”

n Email m.perry@yaa.org.uk or call 07768 175 727 to sign up.