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Local quiz raises over £50,000 for air ambulance charity

Date Posted: 3:42 PM on Fri, 1 November 2019

The fundraisers from Carlton are about to present another £10,000 cheque later this month.

Staff and customers at the Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton have been raising money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance charity since 2008 and are about to hit a significant milestone when they present a cheque to the charity next week.

The air ambulance charity will have received over £50,000 in total from the group when another cheque for £10,000 is presented to them on Friday 8 November at the Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton.

As well as the weekly quiz night, the team also hold three big raffles a year, which raise over £600 each, weekly raffles and they also sell books and other items to raise money for the charity.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;

“This is more than just a quiz night, this is a community who are getting together, having a fun evening and raising an incredible amount for charity. The team who organise the events do a fantastic job, and I know the money raised will be greatly appreciated. The people involved should be very proud of what they have helped to achieve here, we couldn’t do this without them and it’s fantastic to see just how much money they have raised to help support this very worthy cause.”