Air am­bu­lance to make fly­ing fair visit

Chop­per to be high­light of char­ity event which will also raise money for farm venue

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THERE will be plenty go­ing on to en­ter­tain all ages this week­end when a farm hosts its pop­u­lar char­ity event.

Hazeldene Farm, in Ash­eridge Road, Che­sham, will host its eighth an­nual coun­try fair on Sun­day, from noon to 5pm, to raise funds for the Thames Val­ley and Chiltern Air Am­bu­lance.

There will be a host of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer in­clud­ing a bar­be­cue, art and craft stalls, a dog show, chil­dren’s rides, face paint­ing, Pimm’s and beer, tea and cakes, ice cream, an air ri­fle range, pet­ting farm, clas­sic cars and bikes, sand art, me­tal de­tect­ing and much more.

As long as it is not called out, the air am­bu­lance is ex­pected to land at 1.30pm.

Owner of the farm Liz Bate­man said: “I’m very much look­ing for­ward to it. We started run­ning it in 2008, so we’ve been do­ing it a few years now and there’s lots go­ing on with some­thing for all ages.

“Hope­fully we will raise quite a lot for the air am­bu­lance.”

Che­sham artist Diana Copeland has painted a pic­ture of the air am­bu­lance he­li­copter, which will be raf­fled on the day as a prize to raise funds for the char­ity. She is do­nat­ing the pic­ture with 80 per cent go­ing to the air am­bu­lance and 20 per cent to the farm. It will also be shown at the Ro­tary Club of Che­sham’s Horse Show on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12.

A small print will also be on show at Domesco, in High Street. Domesco will also be selling raf­fle tick­ets, as will the Hy­dro Depart­ment at Amer­sham Hos­pi­tal.

Art­works!, of which Mrs Copeland is a found­ing mem­ber, will also be hold­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion at the event with work on dis­play and sale from a host of Che­sham artists and crafts­peo­ple.

En­try to the coun­try fair costs £3.50 and un­der­16s go free.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01494 783 501 or visit www.hazeldene­farm.com.

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