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Local Air Ambulance charity receives cracking donation

Jan 29, 2019

Fairburn’s raises £16,000 from egg sales, including new larger egg pack now on sale in Morrisons

Fundraising by L J Fairburn & Son for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has reached new heights, with the local family egg company confirming £16,000 has been raised for the Charity - and two members of the Alford-based team paid a visit to the Charity’s airbase to share the good news and find out more about their life-saving work across Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire. 

Air Ambulance donationFairburn’s Lynette Fleeting and Tabby Ward met with the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance’s medical crew and fundraising team, where they got a sneak peek behind the scenes of the emergency service that responds to some of the most serious 999 calls across the two counties each year. They also got to jump aboard the Ambucopter whilst on the ground at RAF Waddington.

Fairburn’s donates 1p from every dozen of its regional eggs sold across Lincolnshire Morrisons, Asda and Co-op stores* to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and since the initiative started in 2013, £16,000 has been raised. Funds are set to be boosted further with a new Fairburn’s 15 egg mixed weight pack that has just gone on sale in Lincolnshire Morrisons which will also raise money for the charity.

The crew at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are called out to around 1,000 medical emergencies each year, including road traffic accidents, cardiac arrests and farming accidents, with each mission costing the Charity approximately £2,500. The funds raised by Fairburn’s will go towards helping the Charity in its commitment to offer a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The local air ambulance has recently extended its hours of operation by covering Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with 24-hour coverage. In 2019, the Charity will continue to gear up to full 24-hour coverage and it is anticipated that these additional hours will enable the crew to attend approximately 400 more potentially life-threatening emergencies across the two counties every year.

Air AmbulanceTabby Ward commented, “We feel really honoured to have been given the opportunity to meet the crew and see the Ambucopter up close today. Seeing all of the equipment on board makes you realise what a lifeline this emergency service is to the region.”

“Doing our bit and raising money to help save more lives in extreme situations makes us very proud. We’re a family business with our roots firmly in Lincs county and with most of us and our family & friends living locally too, you never know when it might be one of us that needs to call on the support of the air ambulance.”, added Lynette.

“Our aim is to continue to provide our patients with the very best and most advanced critical care possible outside of a hospital environment” says Gemma Shaw, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager. “We are extremely grateful to Fairburn’s for their donations.  As a Charity we receive no direct Government funding, so every penny really does make a difference and helps us to keep our helicopter flying in the skies, saving lives 365 days a year.”


* Fairburn’s donates 1p for every dozen eggs sold across these packs/stores:

·       Lincolnshire Morrison's: Fairburn’s 15 Mixed Weight Eggs

·       Lincolnshire Asda: Fairburn’s 6 Medium, 6 Large, 12 Large and 15 Mixed Weight Eggs

·       Co-op (Lincolnshire branch): Fairburn’s 6 Large Eggs

·       Co-op (within Lincolnshire but not the Lincolnshire branch): Fairburn’s 6 Medium and 6 Large Eggs