Fundraising efforts raise thousands for Skegness Hospital and Lincs Air Ambulance

Pictured are Geoff Poulter, Bill Vincent, Georgia Sawage and Carol Chambers at Vincents with the cheque EMN-160410-092616001
Pictured are Geoff Poulter, Bill Vincent, Georgia Sawage and Carol Chambers at Vincents with the cheque EMN-160410-092616001

Two events have raised more than £4,000 for joint causes, with some money going to charity and some towards hospital equipment.

Geoff Poulter, 76, from Skegness, has been a Skegness Hospital Watch campaigner for 12 years, and helped organise the two fundraisers.

The first was at Vincents Restaurant, in Ingoldmells, which realised £1,487 for Skegness Hospital Watch with a tombola stall and car boot sale.

The second was a fishing competition at Elm’s Touring Caravan Site in Addlethorpe, which raised £2,620 in total.

As part of an agreement with Elm’s, £1,370 was donated to Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance, and £1,250 to Skegness Hosptial Watch.

Mr Poulter thanked everyone for their hard work, great efforts and kind donations.

He paid tribute, from the fishing competition, to Vinny Jones, Darren and Bev Cragg, Addlethorpe’s chairman Hugh Broughton, Eddie Basson, Maurice Darnfell, Pete Hursthouse and Ian Banford, who won the competition, and John Ecob, runner up.

Money raised will also buy two pieces of essential equipment for use at Skegness Hospital.