Char­ity Raf­fle

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

A BANK in Ruis­lip held a raf­fle on be­half of a chil­dren’s char­ity.

Bar­clays raised al­most £2,000 for Orchyd, which pro­vides a free 10-day hol­i­day ev­ery year for 20 dis­abled chil­dren aged be­tween eight and 12.

The bank, in High Street, matched the to­tal to give to the char­ity, which is based in St Catherine’s Road, Ruis­lip.

The bank has of­fered to help again when the char­ity, which has been run­ning its hol­i­days for 40 years, holds its own raf­fle this sum­mer.

RUIS­LIP cou­ple whose 10-month-old was badly burned were forced to drive her to hos­pi­tal af­ter a 999 am­bu­lance can­celled on them twice.

The an­gry cou­ple, who do not wish to be named, have com­plained to the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) and say the two-hour de­lay caused un­nec­es­sary pain and suf­fer­ing to their child.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Jan­uary 29 at around 4.40pm when the baby spilt a hot drink over her­self.

The mum said: “I called 999 and was told med­i­cal as­sis­tance was on its way. I told them I was by my­self and my daugh­ter was scream­ing in pain.”

How­ever, when it had failed to ar­rive af­ter 30 min­utes, a rel­a­tive who


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