The £60,000 giveaway: Masham firm donates savings from green-energy measures to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

I'Anson Bros Ltd, the family-owned farm feed business based at Masham, has received a prestigious award for its support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

Friday, 7th December 2018, 3:07 pm
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 4:15 pm
Chris IAnson (left) celebrates with wife Kathy, and Hans Hux, chairman and CEO of category sponsor B Braun Ltd.

It was recognised in the Corporate Supporter category of the YAA’s annual Recognition Awards in Sheffield.

Its donation has helped to fund night-vision goggles for the air ambulance crew, which has enabled night flights to become a regular part of YAA’s life-saving service.

Chris I’Anson, managing director of I’Anson, said: “We have saved £60,000 by changing to energy-saving LED bulbs at our Masham factory and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend this money than by giving it back to the community by assisting this charity in their incredible work.”

The YAA is an independent charity that requires £12,000 per day to stay operating and provide the rapid response emergency service 365 days a year.

Knaresborough Young Farmers was also announced as a winner at the awards.