Support for ambulance

left to right Billy Shannon, Lorraine Fowkes, Emma Smith, Dennis Talbot of the Air Ambulance, Lisa Waterall, and Trev, Mick and Brian of Just Us.
left to right Billy Shannon, Lorraine Fowkes, Emma Smith, Dennis Talbot of the Air Ambulance, Lisa Waterall, and Trev, Mick and Brian of Just Us.

BIG-HEARTED customers at a Loscoe pub have raised an impressive £2,250 for the air ambulance with a raffle and an auction.

Emma Smith, landlady of the Gate Inn, High Street, decided to organise the fundraising event after she realised the air ambulance relies on donations.

She said: “They shouldn’t be – they’re another emergency service and they do a great job.”

Prizes were donated by generous local firms and individuals, and included tickets to see Manchester United play, rounds of golf, a day’s racing at Silverstone and a portable dvd player.

Music was provided by Just Us and funny man ‘Silly’ Billy Shannon compered the evening.