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Thurlby Tigers raise £450 for air ambulance

Thurlby Tigers present a cheque to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance EMN-140808-111523001

Thurlby Tigers present a cheque to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance EMN-140808-111523001

A ladies charity football match raised £450 for a cause close to the hearts of villagers and a youngster also did his own bit to help.

The proceeds of the charity football match, which was held as part of the Thurlby Tigers Fun Day on Sunday, May 18, have recently been handed over to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Barry Daff, a volunteer with the air ambulance collected the cheque from Katy Fowkes, who organised the match.

The reason the air ambulance was chosen as the beneficiary was because it was called to an accident in the nearby village of Northorpe on January 7 and airlifted two girls, Molly Williams and Willow James, to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. The girls have since made a full recovery.

Meanwhile George Bristow, a Year 6 pupil at Thurlby Primary School has also raised further funds by coordinating the collection of more than 12 sacks of plastic milk bottle tops.

The air ambulance, which relies on donations to stay flying, recycles the plastic for cash.

George, who was moved to help by the care given to Molly and Willow, said: “I want to thank friends, family and all the parents of Thurlby School for their support.”

 

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