Community Events

Thank You Oakfield Farm

On Monday 27nd June, Andrew and Karen Wint, Chloe Morton and Manda Wain, with Holly from Oakfield Farm, donated £9,120.24 to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)

They presented Richard and Julie Fletcher, Derbyshire community representatives for DLRAA, with the cheque at Oakfield Farm. The donation was made from an event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. The very quiet village of Stanley Common became a bustling hive of activity as people flocked to join Andrew and Karen Wint from Oakfield Farm as they once again hosted a range of events and stalls as part of the Open Farm Sunday initiative.

The days offered many attractions, activities and culinary delights including the licensed bar from Nutbrook Brewery, hog roast, pizza oven, cake and craft stalls, sheep shearing, bouncy castle, pony rides and face painting, There was also a visit from Birds of Prey, farm tours and live rock bands which were Pea Shooter, Mr Wolf, Pigeon Pie, Think Lizzy and many more; there was something for just about everyone who visited the farm.

For the second year Chloe Morton aged 15 was one of the many youngsters that raised money for us. It is inspiring to see such commitment and pride from Chloe, and with her sister Lilly, aged 11, they raised £432.50 from selling sweets at school, family and friends. They also volunteered their time to help over the weekend.

Richard said: “I was delighted to be presented with the cheque from Andrew and Karen Wint, Chloe Morton and Manda Wain with Holly. It will help us save five lives, and DLRAA relies entirely on donations from members of the public as it receives no government. Therefore support is vital and goes a long way to helping to keep our lifesaving service flying and saving lives.”

Richard also said: “I would like to personally thank everyone for their fantastic support to make this event truly amazing. This year we had the weather on our side and it really made the difference. We also had some very special guests to help with the weekend and I would also like to thank them. Karl Bexon, our critical care paramedic brought the new night car, Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica from Truman Entertainments, and all our special volunteers. Last but no means least John McCallion our pilot who did the fly over with the crew of DLRAA on the Saturday evening which helped really boost the donations and lift the whole weekend.

“We have been invited back for next year’s event which will be held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017. Please come and join us in what should be another fantastic weekend of activities for all the family and help raise money for an amazing lifesaving service.”