Mark Yates


Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of only four specialist Children’s Hospitals in the UK. As well as providing first class general paediatric services to children in the West Midlands, we treat some of the sickest children in the country and provide some of the most highly specialised services in the country. Charitable donations to Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity support and benefit patients by helping to fund additional facilities and equipment, supporting medical research and providing the extras that make being in hospital a more comfortable and less distressing experience for children and their families. Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a centre of excellence. With your support we can keep it that way and ensure that it continues to care for our children whilst working to research, prevent, and cure childhood illnesses.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity The Midlands Air Ambulance (registration number 1143118, formerly 1001064) is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 40,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. The charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional air bases, the maximum flying time to hospital from anywhere in the region is less than 15 minutes. What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each time the air ambulance undertakes a mission it costs the service £2,500, meaning in excess of £6 million is needed each year to keep its three Air Ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses, with four in ten of those we help funded by gifts in wills. If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury (referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation. The charity is fortunate to count on tremendous public support and good will, but never takes this for granted. Winning and keeping hearts and minds is an essential and constant challenge. That is why it regards the real ‘helicopter heroes’ as not only the flight and medic crews, but those often unsung ground heroes, its fundraisers.
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Mark Yates's Three Peaks Fives Challenge

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I will be attempting to climb three peaks, in three countries and play three games of Fives, all in three days! Between 7pm on June 29th and 7pm on July 2nd - I will be visiting Scotland for a game of Fives in Edinburgh and climb Ben Nevis, before moving on to St Bees, in Cumbria, for some more Fives, and reach the summit of Scafell Pike. The event will then move to Wales for a game of Fives in Colwyn Bay before hiking up Snowdon. Please help me by giving whatever you can.

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04.09.17 Well Done Mark

04.09.17 Well Done Mark

01.09.17 Slightly later than we meant to. Well done



24.07.17 Congratulations Mark et al. Great effort, well done.


18.07.17 Sounds like you had a great adventure glad your back in one piece, well done from the HCI Systems Team.

16.07.17 Rather you than us!

15.07.17 Congratulations on your successful three peaks challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon on the fives court

11.07.17 Not a bad effort! What about some extreme Fives next time, on the mountains. I'm sure a suitable rock face or two could be found.

11.07.17 Sorry its late!! Great effort squire!

10.07.17 Inspirational stuff ! Hope you can walk at the end of it! x

10.07.17 Well Done Mark!

08.07.17 Excellent novel idea (can't imagine it's been done before). Great to join you for the final push - well done!

08.07.17 Well done Mark, great achievement! Xx

08.07.17 Fab achievement, well done. Hope you get to relax a little this weekend. E x

06.07.17 Well done Mark, Paula

05.07.17 Great achievement..from Dean's Auntie Jean and Uncle Jack

05.07.17 Well done Mark.

05.07.17 Very proud of you, well done. All our love Mum Charles


02.07.17 Good luck !

02.07.17 Well done Mark, Ratty and Rob x

02.07.17 Good luck Mark, great idea - the 3 games of Fives will be the hard part!


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