Pride of Lions is keeping county air ambulance flying

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Members of local Lions groups have been aiming high to keep the life-saving Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flying.

Spalding members were joined by a pride of Lions in Zone D – including Bourne and Market Deeping, and Sleaford Lions and Sleaford Lionesses – for a cheque presentation to the charity.

Zone chairman Lion Paul Whitworth has been working with all the clubs to raise funds for the air ambulance. He presented a cheque for £2,000 to Tom and Heather Chambers, representatives of the air ambulance.

Heather said she was very pleased to receive the money. She said: “Our helicopter is fully equipped and staffed by two paramedics.

“It can literally make the difference between life and death.

“Every year we need to raise £1.8 million to keep our air ambulance flying. To date, with your generous support, this has been possible.

“Please continue to help spread the word and keep this vital lifesaving service running.”

Each club will be awarded a certificate of thanks from the air ambulance.

Lion pesident Elaine Mothers said on receiving the certificate on behalf of Spalding Lions: “It is a very worthy cause – one that is necessary, but hopefully one that we will never have to call upon.”