Plant growers help air ambulance
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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.
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The sale of donated cakes, jams and produce also contributed to the fundraising.
In total, the morning raised around £800.
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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.