Sutton St James in big fundraiser for air ambulance

David Gordon and Rob Mills of the East Elloe Lions sell toy lions at the table top sale at the Sutton St James village hall. Photo: SG090716-110TW
David Gordon and Rob Mills of the East Elloe Lions sell toy lions at the table top sale at the Sutton St James village hall. Photo: SG090716-110TW

Sutton St James held it’s tenth annual fundraising event in aid of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance on July 9.

Around ten-12 houses opened up their garages from 10am to sell goods at bargain prices to the public.

Annette  Dean serves refreshments at the flower festival in the Baptist Church. Photo: SG090716-109TW

Annette Dean serves refreshments at the flower festival in the Baptist Church. Photo: SG090716-109TW

Organiser Tina McNeil said: “Despite the weather it went really well and together we raised £225 for the air ambulance.

“We usually have about 30 houses taking part in selling things from their garages they no longer want, but due to the weather, less houses were involved this year.”

Tina and her partner Peter Headland have been organising the event for the ten years it has been raising money for the charity.

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance need donations to continue saving lives.

Lincolnshire Integrated Service (LIVES) volunteers were present at the village hall raising money from the stalls.

Also helping to raise money were the East Elloe Lions who held a table top sale in the village hall.

The Baptist Church supplied lunches and tea was served in the main church for the estimated 400 people who attended.

A barbecue at the church hall finished the day at 5.30pm, tickets costing £7.

Tydd St Mary are set to follow suit and have their fundraising drive sales this weekend.