Treasury promises £1 million to Yorkshire Air Ambulance after appeal by Geoffrey Boycott

The Chancellor has announced £1 million of funding for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The cash comes from fines levied on bankers after the rate-fixing scandal.

Retired Yorkshire cricketer Geoffrey Boycott wrote to the Treasury to ask for extra support for the charity which costs £12,000 a day to run.

The Chancellor rang Geoffrey Boycott at home to give him the good news personally.

The money will be used to help the charity replace the older of its two helicopters.

The Chancellor meets members of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew