Aby fundraiser nets £1,600 for Air Ambulance and Wish Upon a Star

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A RURAL village has helped to raise almost £1,600 for two charities after a weekend of activities recently.

Aby’s Railway Tavern organised the charity fundraiser in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and When You Wish Upon a Star last month.

And it has now tallied up a phenomenal four-figure sum from the busy activities.

Delighted Railway Tavern owner Dawn Jacklin said: “Everybody did really well. “One man made jam to sell and lots of little bits of fundraising like that contributed towards our total.

“It was great that everybody in the village pulled together, especially in these hard financial times - it is appreciated.

“A massive thank you from to all who took part, helped out, donated items and sponsored the event.”

The cash will be used to fund the air ambulance and also to take terminally ill children to Lapland for a visit to Father Christmas.

A presentation evening was held recently, where the cash was handed over and various competition winners were announced.

“Vic Parrock attended on behalf of the Air Ambulance and Pat Wright visited from When You Wish Upon a Star,” continued Dawn.

“The trip to Lapland means a lot for families and is something they can treasure when their loved one finally passes on.”

Terry Darby won a competition to guess the mileage from Aby to Berlin and back via road. He was only 12 miles out. The organisers would like to thank Paul O’Keeffe.

Kathy Mawer won the ‘Lowest Unique Bid’ competition with a bid of 12p and was rewarded with a massive package of items all kindly donated by Batemans, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Wilkinsons, Gina And Mark Hudson, Richmond Holiday Centre and the Parkway Cinema.

The Name the Teddies competition was won by Nigel Westerby. The winning name was Mr and Mrs James.

This year’s fundraiser took a different format to previous years, when the pub ran 24-hour pool and board game marathons.