Here at Yorkshire True Grit HQ, we’re keen to support local charities by donating a percentage of the profits from the events.
This year’s chosen Charities are:
SCARBOROUGH & RYEDALE MOUNTAIN RESCUE
This is the mountain rescue team who cover much of North Yorkshire, and the North York Moors. It is a totally voluntary organisation and exists to help save lives and assist injured and distressed people. It costs around £40,000 per year to run the service in our area. Registered Charity: 256085.
YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE
An independent charity providing life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. 214 of the call-outs being for Sports/Leisure related incidents. (April 2017-March 2018). Registered Charity: 1084305
Freddie Thompson, aged three, from Ampleforth, was diagnosed with aggressive neuroblastoma last summer and his family are trying to raise £250,000 to send him to America for pioneering treatment.
The treatment could reduce the chance of Freddie's cancer returning to 30 per cent- currently there is a 50 per cent chance and the survival rate is low.
Freddie's Family are local to the Yorkshire True Grit Team and we see it as fitting to support this charity in 2019. The Charity Number is 1135601.