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Jethro’s Ramblers help keep national charity saving young lives

Jethro’s Ramblers help keep national charity saving young lives

For a second year running, Nottinghamshire’s Jethro’s Ramblers have raised over £4,000 for the national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

Operated by The Air Ambulance Service, the Children’s Air Ambulance is an inter-hospital transfer service flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.

The fundraising group consisting of three micro-pubs in Eastwood – Pick & Davy, Dog & Parrot and The Gamekeepers – as well as Bagthorpe’s The Shepherd’s Rest Pub, kicked off their fundraising year with a generous donation from the owners at the Pick & Davy and a curry night at the Gamekeepers.

Donations also rolled in from the Dog & Parrot, following a homemade preserve sale which was match-funded by the pub’s owners.

The group’s latest effort was an impressive 20-mile ramble around the Eastwood countryside, bringing the total amount they have raised this year to a fantastic £4,850.00 – with money still coming in.

Graham Bonsall, founder of Jethro’s Ramblers thanked all involved for their ongoing fundraising efforts for the national lifesaving charity.

“We are so impressed by all of the support we have had from the local communities including the local businesses, Hands Butchers, Scott Barlow Butchers, Hilltop Florists, and Annie’s Allotment. We also wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of the customers at all four pubs – We are thankful to you all,” said Graham.

“We all believe that the Children’s Air Ambulance is a worthy cause and feel passionate about fundraising for them, so we will continue to do so,” he added.

Delighted by the group’s efforts during a difficult fundraising time for the charity, Community Fundraising Executive for TCAA, Kerry Wilson said:

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Jethro’s Ramblers for their continued support of the charity and for the amazing amount they have raised.

“The Children’s Air Ambulance receives no government funding so we are incredibly grateful for the support, from individuals and businesses alike, as we depend wholly on donations to keep us flying critically ill babies and children to the lifesaving treatment they need.”