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Thurlby campaigners thank air charity with donation

Clare White, Jon Waldock and Barry Dobson presenting a cheque  to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. From left, John Waldock, John McKenzie, Clare White, Barry Dobson and Roger Linnell.
Photo submitted.
Photo: MSMP100314-005ow

Clare White, Jon Waldock and Barry Dobson presenting a cheque to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. From left, John Waldock, John McKenzie, Clare White, Barry Dobson and Roger Linnell. Photo submitted. Photo: MSMP100314-005ow

 

Members of Thurlby Parish Council and the Thurlby Action Group called a public meeting, which was held on February 14, to gather support for their campaign for crossings on the A15 at Thurlby and Northorpe.

Campaigners have argued that crossings were needed for people living in the two villages but their cries became even louder following an accident on January 7 in which two 11-year-old girls were hit by a minibus shortly 
after getting off the school bus.

The girls were both airlifted in separate air ambulance to Queen’s Medical Hospital in Nottingham but have since been released and are recovering at home.

During the meeting, the campaigners collected donations for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and on Sunday, Clare White and Jon Waldock from the action group, and Barry Dobson, who is chairman of the parish council, visited RAF Waddington to hand over £200.

The group were shown around the base and one of the helicopters, as well as hearing about the vital work the air ambulance does.

They also met crew members Roger Linnell and John McKenzie.

John was one of the crew members who attended the accident on January 7 and both John and Roger were keen to hear how the girls were getting on and send their best wishes.

Clare said: “It was quite emotional to see the work they do.

“We also wanted to meet them to thank them for what a good job they do.”

Since the accident the speed limit on the A15 has been reduced to 40mph through Northorpe and to 50mph between the villages of Northorpe and Thurlby.

Clare also set up a petition in the wake of the accident to gather support for the crossings.

The number of signatures now stands at more than 6,500.

To sign visit {http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59007|http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59007}.

Members of Thurlby Parish Council and the Thurlby Action Group called a public meeting, which was held on February 14, to gather support for their campaign for crossings on the A15 at Thurlby and Northorpe.

Campaigners have argued that crossings were needed for people living in the two villages but their cries became even louder following an accident on January 7 in which two 11-year-old girls were hit by a minibus shortly 
after getting off the school bus.

The girls were both airlifted in separate air ambulance to Queen’s Medical Hospital in Nottingham but have since been released and are recovering at home.

During the meeting, the campaigners collected donations for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and on Sunday, Clare White and Jon Waldock from the action group, and Barry Dobson, who is chairman of the parish council, visited RAF Waddington to hand over £200.

The group were shown around the base and one of the helicopters, as well as hearing about the vital work the air ambulance does.

They also met crew members Roger Linnell and John McKenzie.

John was one of the crew members who attended the accident on January 7 and both John and Roger were keen to hear how the girls were getting on and send their best wishes.

Clare said: “It was quite emotional to see the work they do.

“We also wanted to meet them to thank them for what a good job they do.”

Since the accident the speed limit on the A15 has been reduced to 40mph through Northorpe and to 50mph between the villages of Northorpe and Thurlby.

Clare also set up a petition in the wake of the accident to gather support for the crossings.

The number of signatures now stands at more than 6,500.

To sign visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59007.

 

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