Store helps keep charity flying

Pictured are: Linsey Skate, store team leader (left), presenting a cheque for �4,112.10 to air ambulance volunteers, Tom Chambers (second left) and Heather Chambers (second right), along with Sue Palik, store team leader.
Pictured are: Linsey Skate, store team leader (left), presenting a cheque for �4,112.10 to air ambulance volunteers, Tom Chambers (second left) and Heather Chambers (second right), along with Sue Palik, store team leader.
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A life-saving charity is flying high after a generous donation by a popular foodstore.

The Anglia Co-operative foodstore on Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, along with the help from the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund (ACCF) match fund award, has raised £3,612 for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Peter Aldrick, chief executive for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that the Anglia Co-operative has chosen to support the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance over the past year.

“The donation can help us to fuel around 24 missions taking critically ill and injured patients to major trauma centres and hospitals where they can receive the care and treatment that they need to survive.”

The donation was made possible after months of fundraising activities organised by the store.

Linsey Skate, store team leader, said:“The air ambulance often comes into Deeping and we see first-hand the good work they do.

“It’s a pleasure that the store, and our customers, can make these donations happen.”

The Deeping store also received £500 from the ACCF in recognition of its fundraising success during 2012-13 and staff chose to give this to the Air Ambulance too.