Village pub’s big charity boost for air ambulance

Duke of Wellington Charity Fund, Midville, committee presenting this years proceeds �17280.06 to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.'Committee members pictured with Dr Cyril Nyman - life long vice president of Air Ambulance.
Duke of Wellington Charity Fund, Midville, committee presenting this years proceeds �17280.06 to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.'Committee members pictured with Dr Cyril Nyman - life long vice president of Air Ambulance.

A VILLAGE pub is flying high after donating more than £17,200 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The Duke of Wellington, in Midville, raised the money through a number of events, including quizzes, bingo, craft racing and other various donations.

Dr Cyril Nyman, from Pilgrim Hospital, collected the money, which totalled £17,280.06.

Landlord Trevor Wilson said the owners were very pleased with the result and thanked everyone who had supported their fundraising.

He said: “We’ve had a good year, especially with the current economic climate.

“We’re hoping for everyone’s continued support.”

The Duke of Wellington has been fundraising for 13 years and last year raised just short of £15,000.

This year’s donation brings their total donations to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to just short of £140,000.

The presentation evening kicked off the 2012 fundraising season with a chime and ham supper which raised just over £950 for next year.

Further events will be announced.