Uckfield Lions help raise funds for air ambulance

Uckfield Lions Graham Baldwin and David Skinner help manage a bluebell walk at Arlington.

Nearly £1,200 was raised for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance by Lions clubs working together to manage a bluebell walk at Arlington.

Uckfield Lions helped with the effort which normally sees tasty lunches and teas provided for visitors to Beaton’s Wood but which this time, because of Covid-19 restrictions, was limited to management of the walk.

Online bookings were checked and raffle tickets were sold while health and safety standards were maintained to a high level over the weekend of April 24 and 25.

Members of Bexhill Lions, David Butler and Frank Hoy, ready to welcome visitors to the bluebell walk.

Uckfield Lions president David Skinner said: “We were lucky with a lovely sunny, if windy, weekend with the maximum number of permitted visitors at just over 1,000.

“The bluebells were well on their way and the wood anemones were magnificent.”

The money raised will go towards a Lions’ district appeal for two Tempus monitor/defibrillator machines.

Bluebells are on their way and wood anemones provide a good show at Beaton’s Wood, Arlington.

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