Soaring to New Heights: We Are Wakefield Networking Event at Yorkshire Air Ambulance

On the crisp evening of Tuesday, 21st February, the We Are Wakefield networking event took flight at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance base, bringing together 40 enthusiastic members for an unforgettable experience. Against the backdrop of the sprawling air base, attendees not only had the opportunity to network but also gained insights into the vital lifesaving work carried out by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


The evening kicked off with a unique and awe-inspiring visit to the £9 million helicopter that serves as the lifeline for those in critical conditions. Accompanied by the skilled pilot, paramedic, and crew, WAW members witnessed firsthand the precision and dedication that goes into their lifesaving missions. As Chris Whittam Photography captured the group photo, an unexpected twist unfolded – the alarm sounded, and the crew swiftly leaped into action, a stark reminder of the urgency and importance of their work.


After the adrenaline-filled helicopter experience, attendees were led to explore the simulation suite and dispatch desk. The behind-the-scenes glimpse into the operational hub of Yorkshire Air Ambulance provided a deeper understanding of the coordination and efficiency required to respond to emergencies swiftly and effectively.


We Are Wakefield members showcased their diverse services on trade stands, creating a vibrant atmosphere within the venue. The room buzzed with the unmistakable WAW family spirit, fostering connections among long-term and new members alike. Against the winter chill, a hearty stew warmed both hearts and bodies, creating the perfect setting for meaningful conversations and relationship-building.


The mood of the evening was nothing short of wonderful, as WAW members shared their experiences, aspirations, and insights from their respective businesses and organisations. The event not only served as a platform for networking but also as an opportunity for members to learn more about each other’s work and foster a sense of camaraderie.


Beyond the enriching networking experience, the We Are Wakefield community rallied together to raise awareness and funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The organisation, which had graciously hosted the event, undoubtedly left a lasting impression on attendees, garnering newfound support from those who witnessed their dedication and commitment.


As the We Are Wakefield networking event at Yorkshire Air Ambulance concluded, it left an indelible mark on the attendees. The shared moments, the thrilling helicopter experience, and the newfound connections forged a sense of unity amongst WAW members. The event not only exemplified the power of networking but also showcased the profound impact that collaboration and support can have on organisations like Yorkshire Air Ambulance, reminding us all that together, we can soar to new heights.


  Thanks to Chris Whittam Photography for capturing this memorable event:

Thank you to the following members for supporting this event:

Pink Dragonfly Consulting

Crest Commercial Finance

Dak Training


Dark Cherry Creative

Diana Holden Bid Writing Service Ltd

IMS Business Solutions Ltd

Perrys Peugeot Huddersfield

Good Fundraising Co. Ltd

Wordsmiths Unlimited

Community Foundation Wakefield District

Chris Whittam Photography

Purple Pebble People Ltd

Ridley & Hall Solicitors

Cleaner Ev Ltd

KRA:FT Photo services

Sales Geek

Velway Limited

PW Creative Artwork

SPC Cars

SoluPak ltd

Affordable Accountancy Solutions Ltd

The Yorkshire Broker LTD

The LinkedIn Lady

Juice Personnel

Roth Read Photography

Camphill Wakefield


Postify Ltd

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