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Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Would like to thank Derbyshire Dales District Council for raising a phenomenal £5,501.00 following a year of fundraising events, that included an auction, raffle, snooker challenge and a wine evening. The fundraising events were all planned by long standing Matlock councillor Steve Flitter

Councillor Flitter, the second longest serving councillor on the authority after its leader, Councillor Lewis Rose, said: “It was a brilliant year and an honour to represent the Derbyshire Dales. Raising this amount of money for such a worthy life-saving local charity was the icing on the cake and I want to thank the many people who helped along the way, volunteering their time and donating prizes, and my wife Ann, who was at my side throughout”.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance representative Richard Fletcher said: “I was delighted to be part of this fantastic achievement, their passion and support for our service is truly fantastic. DLRAA relies entirely on donations as it receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Therefore, support from people such as Councillor Flitter and Derbyshire Dales District Council is invaluable and goes a long way to helping to keep our lifesaving service flying and saving lives”.

Councillor Flitter (left) and wife Ann presented Richard Fletcher with the cheque.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this fantastic fundraising effort and for their generosity. This donation will help us save lives.