Sainsbury’s air doctor fund drive

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Staff at a Ripley store have raised more than £5,000 for the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance - after the service came to the rescue of a colleague.

In May 2011, Sainsbury’s employee Elaine Riley was involved in a horse riding accident in Denby and was rescued by the air crew.

It sparked a year-long fund drive at the Nottingham Road store, which included checkout assistant Sally Malin completing an in-store marathon, to reach the £5670 total.

Richard Oliver for the air ambulance, said: “We’re really grateful for the fantastic efforts of the colleagues and customers at Sainsbury’s Ripley. We’d like to thank every customer who’s helped contribute.”