RNLI and Air Ambulance in £7,000 boost

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance' Mike Hardy, pictured centre-left, receives a �3,500 cheque from Tagg's Caravan Park representatives Gordon West, far left, and Eileen and Tunny Tagg.
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance' Mike Hardy, pictured centre-left, receives a �3,500 cheque from Tagg's Caravan Park representatives Gordon West, far left, and Eileen and Tunny Tagg.

The culmination of a season’s generous fundraising by a caravan park and its guests was presented to two life-saving charities last week.

Tagg’s Caravan Park in Skegness raised a staggering £7,000 through raffles, bingo and other events, to be shared between the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

Skegness RNLI representatives receive a cheque for �3,500 from Tagg's Caravan Park.

Skegness RNLI representatives receive a cheque for �3,500 from Tagg's Caravan Park.

Bingo caller Gordon West was delighted with the total, which was one of the best in the park’s ten years of fundraising, despite a slow start to the season.

He said: “We did very well this year - we were concerned with the slow start to the season but the main six week children’s holiday did boost the figures.

“It’s all through the visitors and residents alone that we’ve achieved this total.”

Tagg’s has supported the two charities throughout a decade of fundraising due to the vital service they provide to residents and holidaymakers injured in rural areas or in danger at sea.

Gordon added: “We chose those two charities due to the lifesaving work they do - if anyone has an accident on the roads around here the ambicopter is a vital service.”

Representatives from both charities visited the park on Saturday, October 27, to receive their cheques and enjoy a sociable evening with the park’s staff and guests.

Skegness RNLI’s press officer Russ Mathews has expressed his gratitude on behalf of the station crew for the ongoing support provided by the park.

He said: “Everyone involved at the station is very grateful for the continued generosity we receive from Tagg’s Caravan Park, which has helped us out year after year.

“As a charity entirely reliant on donations and fundraising, we greatly appreciate the community’s ongoing support.”

Particular thanks have also been made to site owners Tunny and Eileen Tagg and their staff at the park.