Clipsham fete organised in aid of the air ambulance hailed a success

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MORE than 250 people enjoyed a fete in Clipsham yesterday in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Kirby Hamill, of Main Street, Clipsham, was among those enjoying the fete at Clipsham Hall, which was organised in her honour by her friends and neighbours. They decided to raise money for the air ambulance, which assisted Mrs Hamill after she was run over by a stolen forklift tractor in the village in November.

Mrs Hamill said it was “wonderful” her friends had organised the fete.

She said: “If it wasn’t for the air ambulance then I wouldn’t be here today so I can think of no charity more deserving.”

Tony Roulstone, who found Mrs Hamill after the accident and found help to dial 999, led a team of volunteers which organised the fete.

He said money was still being counted but he hoped the total raised would be in the region of £6,000.

Mr Roulstone said: “The day went very well and we are all very pleased.”