RAF Linton on Ouse have raised a fantastic £2,006 for the Lots of Cots Appeal at York Hospital. The donation means that only one more cot needs to be replaced and the appeal will be completed.
The Senior Management team at RAF Linton-on-Ouse spent a day behind bars in York Dungeons to raise much needed funds for the appeal. The Station Commander, Group Captain Terry Jones, and some of his senior management team were locked up in York Dungeons until sufficient funds had been raised to release them.
Flt Lt Adam Staincliffe, a trainee fast jet pilot at RAF Linton on Ouse said, "Those of us here at RAF Linton on Ouse are privileged to be part of such a fantastic local community. This event gave us an opportunity to give something back to a very worthy cause. Our sincere thanks to all those who donated and made it possible."
Lucy Watson, Fundraising Manager for the York Teaching Hospital Charity said, "We are so grateful to RAF Linton on Ouse for choosing to raise funds for the Lots of Cots Appeal. This was such a fun event and we would like to thank everyone at RAF Linton on Ouse for their support. We have now funded 35 cots thanks to the fantastic generosity we have received from the local public."
The Lots of Cots Appeal is aiming to raise money to replace all 36 cots in York Hospital's Maternity Unit which cost approximately £1,355 each.