Funds raised for air ambulance
A birthday party has raised Â£220 for the Great North Air Ambulance.
It was organised by Lizzie Middlemiss, pictured on the left, and held at Pier Red in Berwick, where guests were asked to leave a silver collection rather than buy a present.
Lizzie was seriously injured when she fell down a hole at Marshall Meadows Hotel, near Berwick, in August and had to wait more than 40 minutes for an ambulance to attend.
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Lizzie, who runs Deyn’s Deli café on Castlegate, was taken by ambulance to The Northumbria Hospital in Cramlington, where a steel plate was inserted in her foot. She has since vowed to campaign to press for more efficient ambulance cover in her home town so decided to raise funds for the air ambulance.
Last year, the charity generated a net surplus of £1.5million. This equates to less than six months of operational running costs and is held to provide a contingency fund.