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Leicestershire Luncheon Club raise vital funds to support lifesaving charity

The Out of Town Luncheon Club in Leicestershire chose the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) as their charity of the year, pledging to raise vital funds to support the lifesaving service.

The small Luncheon Club was established more than 50 years ago and its members meet monthly at Lingdale Golf Club in Woodhouse Eaves. Between September 2021 and June 2022, the ladies managed to raise an amazing total of £629.40 by organising various events, raffles, and bring & buy sales – raising funds to ensure the local service can continue to save lives.

Funding such as this means the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance crews are available 24/7, 365 days a year to deliver lifesaving critical care at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions.

Diane Kidger, Speaker Coordinator for the Out of Town Luncheon Club said:

“The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance provides a vital service, without which many people in need wouldn’t be able to receive the essential pre-hospital critical care they desperately require. Together we can all support this service to help save more lives.”

Support such as this is vital to ensure lifesaving missions throughout Leicestershire and further afield can continue – including over the festive season.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the ladies from the Out of Town Luncheon Club for their generous donation to support the charity, funding such as this ensures that the service can remain operational. Without people like this, we wouldn’t be able to continue to offer the lifesaving service,” expressed dedicated charity volunteer Keith Brown.

The charity is celebrating its 15th anniversary of lifesaving service across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2023. To help mark the momentous milestone the charity is asking for supporters to send in any photos, footage or clippings, or share their stories to help showcase how well the service has developed over the years into the leading provider of pre-hospital critical care it is today. To get involved please visit: or call 0300 3047 999.