Charity of the Year 2018/19 | Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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Meadowhall is hoping to reach new heights in 2018/19 with Yorkshire Air Ambulance as its latest Charity of the Year.

The life-saving charity maintains and operates two helicopters with full medical crews covering the whole of Yorkshire. It replaces Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice which raised a staggering £128,000 during its two-year partnership with the Centre.

Meadowhall Centre Director Darren Pearce said: “It is always a very difficult decision choosing a new Charity of the Year, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance do a fantastic job of saving lives across the region and need to raise £12,000 every single day to maintain and keep their helicopters in the air.”

Last year 1543 people were assisted across the county - an area covering 11,900km and a population of over 5.2million. Since the first YAA helicopter was launched in October 2000, 7,467 patients have been rescued thanks to their highly skilled crews and their two Airbus H145 helicopters which operate seven days per week, 365 days per year.

Darren added: “It has been a fantastic two years working with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and there have been some great initiatives to look back on, such as The SuperCar experiences and the more recent Kate Rusby Charity Christmas CD . We are now looking forward to many new fund-raising initiatives with YAA who have some fantastic ideas and plans for the next two years.”

Garry Wilkinson, Director of Fundraising from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We are absolutely ecstatic to have been chosen at Meadowhall’s Charity partner for the next two years.  We already have lots of plans a foot for exciting fundraising initiatives and are looking forward to working with and further engaging with the people of South Yorkshire and the visitors to Meadowhall.  As an independent Charity, partnerships such as this with Meadowhall are vitally important to the YAA and we are very much looking forward to working with their team and maximising the opportunity given to us.”

 

About 

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Charity currently attend over 1,000 incidents a year, an average of 4 incidents every single day.   Last year they attended 1543 patients and carried 595 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.

The YAA currently operates two helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk.

To keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The generosity that they receive really is the life blood of the Charity.

The charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in October 2007, the YAA now operate our own Dedicated Air Desk for rapid dispatch of their helicopters to an incident. The swift medical interventions provided by their air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.

In September 2016, the Charity took delivery of a new state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopter.  This was shortly followed by a second H145 in December 2016.  The latest generation aircraft has a larger cabin and will give paramedics a much more modern medical fit-out to treat and transport often critically injured patients. Replacing the current fleet will ensure the continuation of a state-of-the-art air ambulance service for the people of Yorkshire for the next 25 years.

To find out how you can donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, please visit www.yaa.org.uk.

  • YAA is an independent Charity which needs to raise £12,000 every single day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air and maintained.  This is equivalent to £4.4million each year.
  • The YAA provides a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across 4 million acres of Yorkshire.
  • The YAA operate two Airbus H145 Helicopters, G-YAAC from Nostell Priory near Wakefield and G-YOAA RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.
  • The service is operational 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Patients are transferred to the nearest major trauma centre, flying at speeds of up to 160 mph.
  • The Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics are seconded by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  • The Yorkshire Air Ambulance are currently starring in the UKTV series ‘Emergency ER’ which is broadcast on ‘Really TV’.
  • The YAA currently attend over 1,000 incidents a year, an average of 4 every single day.
  • To date nearly 7,500 patients have been carried to relevant treatment centres, often for life-saving treatment.
  • Our average dispatch time is around 2 to 3 minutes.  This is from the 999 call coming in to our helicopter taking off for departure.
  • 90% of Yorkshire live within a 20 minute flying time from either  of the YAA’s two airbases
  • If every adult in Yorkshire gave us £1 per year, we’d have the money we needed to keep us in the air and saving lives.

 

Future Charities

Our support is directed towards regional and local community causes with the majority of effort being directed towards support for the immediate catchment surrounding Meadowhall. We focus our support where we can deliver the biggest impact and where the initiative broadly matches our criteria.


We will consider support: 

1. to registered charities or not-for profit organisations based in South Yorkshire, in particular we provide support for the immediate catchment to Meadowhall. 
2. where there is clear, immediate and long-lasting benefit to the recipients. 
3. where we are aware of what exactly the support will be used for. 
4. where, if required, the charity is able to provide the latest 2 years´ audited Annual Accounts. 


What we don't support:

We are unable to consider requests for support for any of the following: 
1. organisations which are not recognised charities or not-for profit organisations. 
2. activities which are primarily the responsibility of central or local government, or some other responsible body. 
3. contribute to running costs, including rent or staff wages. 
4. activities which collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals. 
5. expeditions or overseas travel. 
6. individuals, including students. 
7. loans or business finance. 
8. overseas activities or charities. 
9. promotion of religion or the restoration or upkeep or places of worship. 
10. petitions 
11. sponsorship or marketing appeals. These are treated separately. 


How we support 

We wish to make contributions which will have a meaningful long term impact in the community. We therefore focus our support to a limited number of causes or organisations for longer periods where we can see the impact of our contributions and where we can build good relationships and better understanding of areas of need. 


Our support 

Here are just some examples of how we have shown our support; 
• Providing advertising opportunities in community or charitable publications 
• Environmental activities 
• Offering consultancy, expertise and research opportunities 
• Staff volunteering 
• Hosting arts, cultural and sporting events 
• Use of company premises/resources 
• Work placements 


Your ‘Support’ application 

Simply print off and complete the form, together with any supporting literature you feel will strengthen your chances of receiving support. The form must be completed legibly and in full, and sent to: Secretary to the Support Committee, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Management Suite, 1 The Oasis, Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EP.

If your request does not satisfy this criteria, your application will be declined. If the request does meet with the specified criteria, the application will then be given further consideration at the next Support Committee meeting held monthly. As the number of applications typically exceeds the support Meadowhall is able to offer, the Committee exercise their discretion in making any awards even in circumstances where the criteria may be satisfied. 

All applicants will receive acknowledgement within 5 working days, and will at a later date be informed as to whether their application has been successful. If your application is unsuccessful, then you should wait at least 1 year before re-applying.

To download a support application form, click here. 


Longer Term Support 

Meadowhall selects a local charity, which they pledge to support for an agreed period of time, this may be between one to two years. In doing so, we are able to make contributions which will have a meaningful long term impact in the community. It is our intention to support these organisations for longer periods where we can see the impact of our contributions and where we can build good relationships and gain a better understanding of the areas of need.

We focus our support towards organisations that contribute to the immediate catchment surrounding Meadowhall. Whether it’s fundraising, recruiting volunteers or simply raising awareness to a good cause, Meadowhall provides the perfect platform for any Charity to benefit. With over 25 million consumers visiting each year, Meadowhall’s Charities Of The Year will be given privileged access to the region’s largest retail destination where you will be able to deliver your marketing plans and activities for a total of twelve months.

Any organisation wishing to apply for Charity Of The Year, must complete their application before September 30th each year. You may request an Application form from the Secretary to the Support Committee, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Management Suite, 1 The Oasis, Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EP.

To download a Charity of the Year application form, click here.

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Saturday
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Sunday
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Bank Holiday 10am - 8pm 

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Oasis Dining Quarter

Meadowhall Shopping Venue Opening times

Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 

Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Meadowhall Centre
Sheffield
S9 1EP
0333 313 2000
  • Car

    Leave Sheffield City Centre along the A61, leading onto the A6109 (M1 North) Brightside Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout with Forgemasters on your right, then turn right at the 4th set of traffic lights.

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Train

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bus

    We’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Tram

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bike

    There are cycle routes from both Sheffield and Rotherham. When you do arrive, cycle stands and lockers can be used for peace on mind.

    -We have dedicated cycle paths linking the Centre to both Sheffield and Rotherham as well as Transpennine routes 6, 62 and Five Weirs Walk.
    -Cycle stands and cycle lockers are located adjacent to the cycle path near the Oasis Dining Quarter entrance and children’s outdoor play area.
    -Further  cycle stands are located at the lower High Street entrance of Orange Zone 1 car park (near the Argos store) and in the Passenger Transport Interchange adjacent to the bus parking bays.

Facilities

View and download Meadowhall's Mall Guide here. 

To view Meadowhall's Visitor Code of Conduct please click here.

We have 7 cash machine points located throughout the Centre.

For the little ones, we have various bottle warming facilities around the centre. Find them at House of Fraser, Debenhams, Next, Pizza Express, The Oasis Dining Quarter and more. Check the mall guide in-centre for a full list of where you can find our bottle warming facilities.

Meadowhall has over 12,000 free car parking spaces. There are 350 disabled spaces available. Please head to the Pink Car Park for the disabled spaces closest to Shopmobility.

Motorcycle parking in lower red, lower pink and yellow car parks, as well as orange zone 4 car park.

We also offer 207 parent and child spaces which can be found across Meadowhall car parks except zones 3 and 4.

Please note our car parks are monitored to ensure instructions are followed for disabled and parent and child spaces. Failure to comply with parking terms conditions may result in a Parking Charge Notice.

Car Park height restrictions are 2.1 mtrs or 6’10” across all car parks with the exception of the Orange Zone Car Parks.  There is no height restriction on the Orange Zone Car Parks.

Charge your car at our free electric car charging points. Only located in the Orange Zone Car Park 2 (near to the Next Entrance).

Please Note: Due to essential works the EV charging points will be closed from 04.11.18 - 09.11.18.

Located in the Management Suite Corridor, Oasis Entrance.

Located in the Toilet corridors across the Centre.

Monster Play Outdoor Play Area

Venture outdoors where the little ones can explore cargo nets, walk the plank or try a bit of calming music on a giant xylophone.

Mini & Me Play Area

Located in The Lanes, ages 3 and under can play at their leisure at our indoor soft play area.

Available within the Management Suite for members of the public. Please contact Careline on 0333 313 2000 for the Quiet Room opening times and terms and conditions of use.

Regus Express Business Lounge is bookable by the hour for any meetings you have arranged, or if you simply require a few hours at a desk. Call 0870 880 8484 for more information.

 

Our free entry Mini & Me soft play area is located at The Lanes, next to The Oasis Dining Quarter. The play area is for ages 3 years and below with parental supervision (required). 

Open from: 

  • Mon -Fri: 9am to 8.45pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 7.45pm 
  • Sundays: 10am to 4.45pm

​Children will be required to remove their shoes when using the play area. 

 

We have toilets located near The Oasis Dining Quarter, Debenhams, Argos and Timpsons.

To help you find your way around see our Mallguide.

Services

Come back to a gleaming car after a day's shopping. We have three dedicated valeting centres conveniently placed within the Pink, Red and Yellow car parks.

We have charging pods located at seating areas at various points throughout the centre.

Many of our stores have their own Click and Collect service.

The no-fuss way to send, return or collect your parcels. Located at the Customer Service desk in The Lower High Street, adjacent to Wilko and Argos. Click here for more info.

Gift cards and information, first aid, push chair hire and interpreter services are available. Visit one of our Customer Service desks located on either The Lower High Street adjacent to Wilko and Argos or the Upper Arcade, near Zara and the main entrance.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

Give the perfect gift, valid across 250 stores. Available at the Upper Arcade Customer Services desk, Lower High Street Customer Service Desk adjacent to Wilko and Argos  or online.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

At Meadowhall we want you to have the best experience possible. Give us your feedback and be in with the chance of winning a £250 Gift Card.

Free Meadowhall WiFi is available throughout the Centre - Search for _Meadowhall Free WiFi

Accessibility

A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a hoist system, space for the disabled person and up to two carers, a privacy curtain and a non-slip floor. Situated just off the lower Oasis Dining Quarter.

To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

Available at The Shop Mobility Customer Services Desk at the Argos Entrance (Pushchairs suitable for children aged 12 months up to 3 years - 2 forms of I.D are required to hire, 1 with full address details).

Don't struggle around, we offer accompanied shopping or we have a number of wheelchairs and self drive scooters you can borrow. Just make sure you bring along 2 pieces of ID, one with your home address on. You'll need to call us beforehand to book your scooter as we want to make sure we have one available when you need it. We have 350 disabled parking spaces, head to Orange car park for those nearest the Shopmobility Desk outside Argos. Please note Shopmobility has relocated to Lower High Street, adjacent to Argos. We're proud to be working in conjunction with Parkgate Mobility. Note: Wheelchairs and scooters are subject to availability. If you'd like more info, call our careline on 0333 313 2000 or email us. To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

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