Sheep Fair Committee calls on local people to support Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
The Corby Glen Sheep Fair Committee has called on local people to join them in supporting The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAACT).
The Committee is pleased to announce that the clay pigeon shoot at the 2014 Sheep Fair Event raised £500 for the LNAACT but wants to get more people involved and donating to a service that saves many lives in the region every year.
Event Co-Organiser Alan Bontoft says, “We’re really chuffed that our Sheep Fair clay pigeon shoot raised so much money for this great cause. It’s testimony to the generosity of everyone involved.
“I’d like to thank all those who came to the shoot – participants, volunteers and sponsors alike. We are hoping they will get involved again at the next Event and help us to double our target by raising £1,000 for the air ambulance.”
LNAACT representative Emma Young says, “The money raised at the Sheep Fair Event is a fantastic contribution to our charity. Without such generosity we simply couldn’t fly. We’re really hoping that the next event does just as well, or even better! We’re very grateful to the organisers and all the donators.“
If you would like to save lives by helping to keep the ambucopter in the air, why not visit the charity’s website, www.ambucopter.org.uk, to see how you can get involved?
For more information, contact Keith Raby on: 07840 725105; email: or Neil Manning on:07903 554375; email:
Notes for editors
About Corby Glen Sheep Fair
In 1238, King Henry III chartered a weekly market and annual sheep fair. Today this is known as the Corby Glen Sheep Fair. It is claimed to be the longest established such event in Great Britain. As has been the tradition for 777 years, sheep are still sold on the Monday after the festivities by Melton Mowbray market.
About The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Notes to Editors:
1. The air ambulance is based at RAF Waddington, South of Lincoln.
2. It costs over £1.8m a year to keep the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in the air and fully equipped.
3. For more information, contact Alex Kinnear-Mellor, PR and Marketing Co-ordinator on 01522 549468 or 07503601821