Fun for East Mid­lands gun­dogs while rais­ing char­ity funds

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EV­ERY DAY the Air Am­bu­lance saves lives. The crit­i­cal-care paramedics, trauma doc­tors and pi­lots fly an av­er­age of three res­cue mis­sions a day. Within min­utes they can be on the ground de­liv­er­ing life­sav­ing care at road traf­fic col­li­sions, sports events, in­dus­trial ac­ci­dents or for med­i­cal emer­gen­cies such as car­diac ar­rest, stroke or ac­ci­dents in the home. There is also a new na­tion­wide Chil­dren’s Air Am­bu­lance ser­vice to fly crit­i­cally ill chil­dren to spe­cial­ist hos­pi­tals across the coun­try.

The East Mid­lands Gundog Club held a char­ity work­ing test at ground do­nated by Mr and Mrs G. Dil­worth at Shang­ton in Le­ices­ter­shire to raise money for the Der­byshire, Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land Air Am­bu­lance, writes Gaynor Gent. The club re­ceived much sup­port from ben­e­fi­cia­ries who do­nated items for auc­tion and also from many peo­ple on the com­mit­tee and those who helped or­gan­ise and run the day.

In ad­di­tion to the work­ing tests, there was a chance to have a go on an agility course (do­nated for the day by Adams Agility equip­ment from Bur­ton on Trent), and a scurry, which was great fun for dogs and own­ers. Cater­ing was run by the vice chair­man of the club Paul Ford and his team of vol­un­teers.

As a re­sult of ev­ery­one’s ef­forts, all the auc­tion bids and all the com­peti­tors who turned up on the day, we raised £3351.55. EMGC was pleased to round this sum up and pre­sented a cheque to DLRAA at its head­quar­ters at East Mid­lands Air­port for £4,000.

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