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James Milner returns to Leeds to inspire next generation of sporting stars

England international, and former Leeds United midfielder, James Milner, will be back in Leeds today as he is appointed Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.

James Milner will be appointed as Chancellor of Leeds Children's University Credit: Press Association

Leeds Children's University , based at Leeds Trinity University, aims to promote social mobility by providing learning experiences outside normal school hours to children aged seven to 14, and forms part of a wider, nationwide, initiative.

Milner, who currently plays for Manchester City, will hold a footballing masterclass and give advice to pupils on forging a career as an elite athlete.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives biggest ever single donation

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has received its largest ever single donation, getting plans for a new helicopter off to a flying start.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives biggest ever single donation

The donation of £944,254 was made by Yorkshire Building Society based on deposits placed in its Yorkshire Air Ambulance affinity savings accounts over the past year.

It will contribute towards the Charity’s plans for a future replacement helicopter and takes the total donated by the Society to YAA since 2007 to more than £2 million.

Yorkshire Building Society is committed to supporting good causes where our members and colleagues live and work. To have been responsible for the largest ever donation to the YAA is something the Society is very proud of. We are delighted to be able to help such a vital service as Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is close to the hearts of many of our members in the region.

– Gary Lacey, Yorkshire Building Society Savings Product Manager

This is the largest, single donation the Charity has ever received and we are overwhelmed by the support of the Society. We are currently looking at provisions for a future replacement helicopter for one of our current aircraft, so these monies will significantly contribute towards the reserves we are starting to build to cover these costs

– Peter Sunderland, Chairman of the YAA
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