George’s off the mark

George Bellars and his mum Jo with helpers and customers at his fundraising coffee morning.
George Bellars and his mum Jo with helpers and customers at his fundraising coffee morning.
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A TEENAGER on a mission to raise cash for the air ambulance that saved his life made £700 at his first fundraising event.

George Bellars (13) held a coffee morning at the weekend, which included a raffle, games and cake and plant stalls – all of which he organised himself to say thank you to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The emergency helicopter saved his life five years ago, when he was just eight, after a terrible car crash left him trapped under water in a drain for 15 minutes.

It whisked him from the scene in North Drove Bank, near Tongue End, to hospital in Boston in less than four minutes.

Despite fears he would not survive, he spent only one night in hospital before returning home, and escaped injury.

He has now vowed to continue raising money for the good cause and has a number of ideas in the pipeline.

Mum Jo, of Meadowgate Lane, Spalding, said: “The coffee morning was really successful but I’ve told him to take a breather now before he launches on the next fundraising idea.

“He will definitely be doing something else because he is determined to raise more money for the aim ambulance.”