A pioneer in free range eggs, Potters of Yorkshire has raised £50,000 with every purchase of a dozen of their James Potter free range eggs seeing 1p donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
James Potter Director said: “As well as buying our high quality eggs, we believe customers prefer to buy a product that also supports vital charities in our area. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance saves lives, so we’re really proud to be partnering with them.”
Helen Callear, Regional Fundraising Manager, at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance said, “We are thrilled with the fundraising amount. It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and organisations like Potters Eggs – to keep two air ambulances in the air costs £12,000 per day.”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance serves 5 million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,250 missions every year. The charity are soon to replace their current ageing helicopters with two, brand new state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopters. These will take to the skies over Yorkshire later this year, one of which will be based at RAF Topclilffe, just a few fields away from James Potter’s farm. The new aircraft – each costing £6m – offer exceptional flight performance and will have significantly lower operational and maintenance costs. The H145 is night capable, enabling longer flying hours, and is used by military, police and air rescue services throughout the world.
James added: “We believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in, and are passionate about building strong corporate, social and environmental responsibilities into our business. We regularly host school visits and aim to become carbon neutral by the end of the year.
Fully accredited to the BEIC Lion Quality farm assurance and food labelling scheme and RSPCA Freedom Foods Welfare standards, Potters Farm believes its strong quality and welfare values resonate with their Yorkshire customers. They remain relatively unique in that they have never compromised their values, having only ever sold eggs from hens that enjoy a higher welfare lifestyle.
Eggs are one of nature’s most perfectly balanced foods, containing all the protein, vitamins and minerals essential for good health. http://www.jamespottereggs.co.uk/