Fishing day nets charity cash

Fun day and fishing
Fun day and fishing

CARAVAN park residents raised vital funds for a life-saving charity with a fun day and fishing match recently.

Visitors to the Elms Touring Caravan Site and Fishing Lakes raised £1,476 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance at the event earlier this month.

Site manager Beverley Dales said: “Lincolnshire is a rural county and so the air ambulance is a vital service - it’s a cracking commodity and something we all might need.

“There was a really good atmosphere on the day and we managed to raise a lot of money from only a few people.”

The fishing match was entered by 21 anglers who all paid £10 entry charge to the charity.

The competition was won by Steven Ordidge with a whopping 131 lbs of fish.

This was the third annual event organised by The Elms and raised the largest sum of money yet for the air ambulance. In addition to the fishing match entry fees, a raffle raised the remainder of the impressive total.

Many of the site residents helped out on the day serving refreshment and making bacon sandwiches for the competitors.

l Pictured are match winner Steve Ordidge and site manager Beverley Dales.