Board walk tops £4000 for air ambulance

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LOCALS at Lealholm have raised over £4000 for the air ambulance with a barbecue and an eleven mile walk.

100 people took part in the ramble which started at Beck Hole and carried on via Grosmont. Egton Bridge and Glaisdale with a few pub stops in between.

The sponsorship money was topped up with £900 donated by Alistair and Karen Deens at the Board Inn after a barbecue.

It is the fourth time pub locals have done the charity walk which took place on August bank holiday weekend.

The money was handed over to the Great North Air Ambulance recently.

Organiser Robin Hoggarth said: “There are two reasons why we do it. One of our locals who plays cricket for us got stung by a wasp and had a fit. That was near the Hole of Horcum and the doctor said he wouldn’t make it waiting for the ambulance so the air ambulance saved him really.

“Another lad lost his leg in a farming accident and the helicopter probably saved him, so there are one or two people in our area we are grateful for.”