The Red Lion pub and locals raise funds for Devon’s helicopters at Sidbury Fun Veg & Flower Show.
Fruit and veg fans shared their home-grown wares on Saturday 25th August at the Red Lion Pub, Sidbury, raising £760 in support of Devon Air Ambulance.
The Sidbury Fun Veg and Flower Show committee, based at the Red Lion Pub, were delighted to present the cheque to Devon Air Ambulance volunteer, Simon Card, last week.
“We are delighted to support Devon Air Ambulance again with our show, particularly given the association that the village has with the charity since its inception those years ago,” says organiser, Suzanne Delasalle. “We plan to continue to support the cause for many years to come and we are so pleased that a small village pub community can raise this sort of money.”
Prizes for the winning veg and flowers were awarded to successful entrants across several categories by volunteer Simon Card, with the ‘Comic Veg’ category in particular providing a good deal of amusement to assembled crowds.
The Red Lion Pub has raised funds for DAAT over many years and a number of people from the area who came along to the show felt personally connected to the charity’s Founder, Ann, and her son Ceri Thomas whom Ann lost in the fatal car accident in the village 26 years ago.
“This event is a wonderful example of a Devon community in action for a good cause. They are great supporters of DAAT who had lots of fun and enjoyed the show. It was a pleasure to represent DAAT for such an occasion.”
The Sidbury Fun Veg & Flower Show is an annual event, which the committee is keen to support next year.
Picture: Lester Cole (organiser); Suzanne Delasalle (organiser); Simon Card (DAA volunteer), Richard Spiteri (Landlord of the Red Lion)
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