David Deaves OBE

David Deaves OBE

Dewsbury Ambulance Charities began way back in 1980 when a trio of ambulance men (as they were called then) did a sponsored walk to help raise funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Other walks followed and within a short while they organised their own event.

David Deaves was one of the founder members and has run the charity for over 40 years, raising thousands of pounds for numerous charities and good causes. 

In January 2022 David was awarded ‘The Order of the British Empire’ (OBE) for voluntary & charitable services to the community in Wakefield, West Yorkshire for his work with Dewsbury Ambulance Charities.

Message From David

Many thanks to all who, throughout the last 40 years that have supported Dewsbury Ambulance Charities. On every one’s behalf I am delighted and honoured to receive an OBE in the Queens New Years Honours list..
Without your help, enthusiasm and encouragement it wouldn’t have been possible. It’s great to put Dewsbury and our charity on the map.