Charity day tribute raises nearly £5k

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A dedicated sister has thanked the community after nearly £5,000 was raised in tribute to her brother, who died in a tragic road crash.

The Butchers Arms pub, on Hands Road, Heanor, hosted the charity event to raise money for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

Lisa Trussell, 45, of Julie Avenue, Heanor, lost her brother Daniel Pulford in a a road accident. He was aged just 25.

The air ambulance was involved in trying to save Daniel’s life.

She said: “I can’t thank everyone enough who got involved. Not only were all of our family involved, but we received so many kind donations from community members and local businesses – our hearts melted.”

The mother-of-two added: “We will be forever grateful to DLRAA and we hope that raising money for them could help to save more lives.”



After serving in the armed forces for three years, Daniel became a lorry driver for Heanor Haulage. But on September 4 2001, his lorry collided with a combine harvester. DLRAA arrived on the scene but 70 minutes later Daniel died from his injuries.

The event, on Saturday, July 26, raised £4,767, and included a barbecue, cake sale and raffle prizes.