Thursday 16th March 2017 – 10.30am – Claire Brown.
A darts league has hit the bullseye with local ambulance staff in Lichfield after a generous donation in memory of a former player.
Lichfield and District Ladies Darts League visited Lichfield Ambulance Hub this week to present £460 to thank their local ambulance staff. The donation comes after the league said goodbye to darts player Mandy Perks who sadly passed away in August last year. Despite the tragic outcome, her husband was so grateful to the ambulance service’s help that he and the darts team she played for wanted to do something in return in Mandy’s memory.
Marion Toon, chair of the darts league, visited the ambulance hub with Treasurer Alison Fisher and Secretary Jenny Sawyer to officially present the donation to Lichfield hub’s Assistant Area Manager Michelle Kelly on Tuesday 14th March.
Marion said: “Last year we tragically lost one of our ladies, Mandy Perks, who unfortunately died really young. Her husband asked us if we would donate money to West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Lichfield hub as they were so helpful when he dialled 999 in August. It’s been very nice to come and visit the Lichfield hub and we hope the money comes to some use to our local ambulance staff.”
Michelle, said: “It’s been really nice to meet the ladies from the local darts league and we thank them for their kind donation. This money is very much appreciated and will be put towards the social side of the hub for items such as tea, coffee and study books for our ambulance staff.”
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Pictured (l to r): Alison Fisher, Michelle Kelly, Jenny Sawyer and Marion Toon