Couple donate to three causes who supported their daughter

Mr and Mrs Bourne (second and third from left) with charity representatives
Mr and Mrs Bourne (second and third from left) with charity representatives

A couple whose daughter died in a car crash in 2004 have donated a share of £1,800 to three charities who have helped them.

Ann and Geoff Bourne gave £600 each to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Road Peace and Cruse Bereavement Care.

The donation took place on Wednesday at the New England Hotel, in Wide Bargate.

Mrs Bourne said: “We were very well supported initially and I just felt I ought to try and put something back into the community.”

Since the crash, which took the life of her daughter Louise Nuttel and her friend Sarah Wilkinson in 2004, Mrs Bourne has done a number of other charity fundraisers including donating £10,000 to Pilgrim Hospital, and paying for two beds at the Butterfly Hospice.

Mrs Bourne said she wanted to do something for the people who had helped her.

She said: “This year I chose the people that were there on the night, those who were involved in one way or another.”

The money was raised through a raffle at an event organised by Mick Small at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in May this year.

Mrs Bourne said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who has supported us over the years, we have got a core of friends we could not be without.”

Louise Nuttall, 35, and Sarah Wilkinson died along with passengers Kathleen Stephenson, 50, following the tragic crash in April 2004.

The driver of the other car - Darren Smith, 20, from Friskney, also died.