Cheers! Pub raises nearly £90 for air ambulance funds


Owners of a Belper pub have helped raise £87 to keep the air ambulance flying - by asking drinkers to guess the weight of a jar of sweets.

David Andrews and Betty Laverty of the Fishermans Rest in Broadholme Lane donated the cash to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) representatives Julie and Grace Fletcher during a presentation at the pub.

The idea for the fundraiser came about after Sweet Memories in King Street, Belper, donated the sweet jar to help raise funds for the DLRAA.

Julie said: “I was delighted to be presented with the cheque from David & Betty.

“DLRAA relies entirely on donations from members of the public as it receives no Government or National Lottery funding.

“Therefore support from people such as Robin, David and Betty really is invaluable and goes a long way to helping to keep our lifesaving service flying.”

DLRAA attend approximately four rescue missions every day, from horse riding accidents, to road traffic collisions, to sports injuries, falls, and many more – with each rescue mission costing on average £1,700.

To find out about sponsorship options such as having your logo on the helicopter, to sponsoring a mission, or branding the crews flight suits - or sponsoring one of the charity’s events get in touch with the air ambulance service by phoning 08454 130999 or sending an email to