Big-hearted South Elmsall market traders June Welsh and Dianne Bostock have helped to raise more than £1,620 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
For the second year running the pair have collected cash for the charity after being touched by the work of the air ambulance after last year’s M62 hen party minibus crash which killed South Elmsall teenager Bethany Jones.
Mrs Welsh said: “I decided to do it in memory of Bethany Jones and all the other women who were injured in the M62 minibus crash.
“I think the air ambulance does a really important job and deserves more recognition.
“It costs £10,000 a day just to keep the ambulances in the air.”
The duo organised a tombola stall at the market over the summer with prizes donated by traders and customers.
Mrs Welsh added: “I would like to thank all the market traders and customers who donated prizes. Every little bit helps.”
Mrs Welsh and Mrs Bostock presented the money to a representative from Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) last week.
Lisa Blezard, YAA community fundraiser, said: “I’d like to say a huge and very grateful thank you to the South Elmsall market traders for raising such an amazing amount for YAA.
“It may surprise people that YAA is a charity that relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives.”