Monday, 29 July 2013

Where there's muck there's brass

Photo 1: Members of Paddock Wood Lioness Club pictured at the Air Ambulance base last week

Photo 2: Lionesses pictured at Champneys Farm in Lamberhurst

A cow pat competition held by members of Paddock Wood Lioness Club raised more than £1,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

A grid was made to represent a field marked out with 1,200 squares which were sold off for £1 each as part of the annual fundraising event.

Organisers then waited for Daisy the cow to mark her territory at Champneys Farm in Lamberhurst before matching the winning square with the grid.

The winner, from Yalding, kindly donated £150 of her £200 prize and a grand total of £1,173 was raised for the life-saving charity.

Members of Paddock Wood Lioness Club presented their cheque to the pilot, doctor and paramedic during a visit to the helicopter base at Marden last week.

Lions Clubs in the South East have pledged to raise £250,000 over the next 10 years to help the Air Ambulance achieve its aim of night flying.

They launched their appeal last year to raise funds for equipment such as night vision goggles, lighting at heli-pads and weather stations.

The funds will be a significant contribution towards the additional £1million-a-year needed to provide a 24-hour service and save more lives.

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