Check out these Hertfordshire village pub fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 22:11 31 August 2012

Chequers Air Ambulance fundraisers

Chequers Air Ambulance fundraisers


ENERGETIC punters and staff at a Hertfordshire village pub are continuing their fundraising efforts for the Herts Air Ambulance charity.

Regulars at The Chequers Inn, in Woolmer Green, have now raised £4,700 since the start of the year.

In June, landlady Marian Darter and her friends Dave Cope and Jacqui Prince climbed the Italian volcanoes Mount Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli on the charity’s annual trek.

The pub also staged its annual sponsored bike ride. This year’s fancy dress theme was the Olympics.

Teams, dressed as different countries from the Games, cycled a route from The Chequers to The Robin Hood and Little John, The North Star, The White Horse in Burnham Green, The Plume of Feathers, The Horns, The Plough and The Red Lion in Woolmer Green.

The pub’s supporters also turned out for a fun day including barbecue, face-painting, live music and a bouncy castle supplied by MotivAction Ltd, which has chosen Herts Air Ambulance as its charity of the year.

Landlady and Challenge Italy trekker Marian, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part and got involved with our fundraising.

“The trek was the most incredible experience which we will never forget and the Bike Ride has become a feature in Woolmer Green’s calendar and just keeps getting bigger and better each year.”

Senior Herts Air Ambulance fundraising co-ordinator Dawn Easby said: “It seems fitting that in a year of sporting prowess and achievement, The Chequers Inn should be raising such magnificent sums of money though activities such as trekking and cycling.

“Dressing as Ethiopia was a bit of a challenge, but the Herts Air Ambulance Team had a great time and can’t wait for next year!

“The continued support of everyone involved with The Chequers Inn is something to be really proud of. You keep us flying and saving lives!”

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