Beales raise £242 for air ambulance

FLYING HIGH: Store director Rhona Pieczka, Tom and Heather Chambers of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service and deputy store manager Linda Helme. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG190814-105TW
FLYING HIGH: Store director Rhona Pieczka, Tom and Heather Chambers of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service and deputy store manager Linda Helme. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG190814-105TW
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Beales’ Cafe Moda has raised £242 to support the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service.

Customers were able to buy raffle tickets for £1 to win a food hamper as part of a commemorative World War One display, with all proceeds going to charity.

Cafe Moda’s deputy store manager Linda Helme joked: “It is a charity that most of the staff like to support, just in case we have to use it one day, you never know.

“I think I support it because my daughter works at the Queen’s Medical Centre and I see just how valuable it is.”

The World War One-themed cafe has proven popular and in some cases made visitors emotional.

Mrs Helme continued: “The reaction has been really positive, we’ve got a poster in the window and it has even brought some customers to tears.

“Some members of staff have brought in their own belongings, such as a painting, and we’ve got books for customers to look at as well.”

Mrs Helme said that the cafe currently has no plans to do a similar event, but would like to do something else in the future.

She concluded: “We have nothing planned at the moment but given the reaction has been so positive we would love to do something like it again.”