A CHARITY event has raised more than £3,000 for a life-saving charity.

The Farmyard Escape, which was organised by Anne Baron, from Thorpe Bassett, donated the proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The charity is facing a £1.2 million shortfall following the cancellation of fundraising events due to coronavirus.

Anne and the team wore pantomime costumes, donated by Kirk Theatre, in Pickering, and walked one mile of the Yorkshire Wolds Way to The Middleton Arms, in North Grimston.

“Many fundraisers for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have been cancelled because of the pandemic, which is a shame,” said Anne.

“Dressing in pantomime costumes and walking a mile seems silly, but it is a fun way to raise awareness and collect much-needed donations.

“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated and Kirk Theatre, who kindly provided the pantomime costumes.”

YAA provides a life-saving service to five million people across Yorkshire and costs more than £3m a year to run. To make a donation, go to yorkshireairambulance.org.uk