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24 October 2016

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Paul Gowland, Director of Fundraising at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) gives his views on Redmayne Bentley.

"As an independent charity, we rely on the help of groups, individuals and businesses to help us raise the £12,000 we need every day, or £4.4 million each year. We are keen to open up many different income channels to our supporters allowing them to choose a way to support us which suits them wholly. As part of this, we have a 'Gift of Shares' scheme which allows individuals to donate shares to the charity's portfolio. Redmayne Bentley manages the YAA portfolio as appointed by the charity's Trustees. Redmayne Bentley was chosen because of what it stands for. It is a Yorkshire-based company who has family at its heart, as well as being an expert in its field. After one meeting with our Investment Manager we were comfortable that she knew exactly what we were looking for from our portfolio, and also how to grow it.

"The YAA have a very cautious approach to risk. Being a charity, we are purely custodians of the monies or shares our supporters so kindly donate to us, so we have a responsibility to the people of Yorkshire to make sure those monies or shares are invested wisely and ethically. We work closely with Redmayne Bentley to ensure this happens for our portfolio. Redmayne Bentley has been open and honest with the charity from our first meeting with regards to any charges we may incur which is important to us.

"Not only has Redmayne Bentley become the shares partner for the YAA, the team has embraced what the charity is about and are looking for other ways in which they can support us. They quickly adopted our shoe recycling campaign to help raise funds and are also looking at other ways in which their team can fundraise on behalf of the YAA including hosting fundraising events. The team are all very friendly and approachable, and talk to us in English! We are not baffled by financial terms that we don't understand, and they are helping us to learn more about how we can best manage and grow our portfolio."

In 2014 Redmayne Bentley was awarded a 'Corporate Partner Award' at the 8th Annual Yorkshire Air Ambulance Recognition Awards.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
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