Sidbury WI’s President, Andrea Bass presented a cheque of £500 to Simon Card of the Devon Air Ambulance at our Hot Cross Bun Coffee Morning.
The Devon Air Ambulance are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their formation which followed a campaign by the mother of Ceri Thomas. He was a young boy, living in Sidbury, who sadly died following a road traffic accident. It is possible that he might have been saved if he had been able to be treated sooner.
It is easy to take the Air Ambulance for granted but it is a wonderful organisation and it must be remembered that the Air Ambulance does not receive money from the NHS and has to raise its own funding.
Our next fund raising event is a Soup and Pud lunch to raise money for Sidmouth Living with Cancer which will be on Wednesday 11th May in Sidbury Village Hall from 11.30am till 2pm. There will be two soups and a variety of home-made puddings. We hope you will come along to support this very worthwhile charity.
Sidbury WI are, for the summer, meeting at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. New members are very welcome to come along.