Plant growers help air ambulance

PUBLISHED: 08:01 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:23 22 May 2019

Robin Britton (right) presents the cheque to Jim Thomas. Picture: Joanna Benke Smith

Robin Britton (right) presents the cheque to Jim Thomas. Picture: Joanna Benke Smith


Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society donates £500 towards village night landing site

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society has donated £500 towards provision of a night landing site for the Devon Air Ambulance in the village.

A major fundraising campaign has been under way to ensure the flying medics can land their helicopter in the dark at the King George V Playing Fields.

The latest donation has come from funds raised by the horticultural society's annual plant sale and coffee morning held at Uplyme Village Hall.

A crowded two-hour event saw a wide range of vegetable plants, herbs, perennials and bedding sold to eager purchasers.

The sale of donated cakes, jams and produce also contributed to the fundraising.

In total, the morning raised around £800.

At the end of the sale horticultural society chairman Robin Britton presented the cheque to Jim Thomas of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

The King George V Playing Fields is one of several charities supported by the horticultural society, with its summer show in July also raising money for good causes.

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