Ambucopter reels in funds at pub quiz

David Reed making the presentation to Faye Nam at this month's quiz EMN-141212-115209001

David Reed making the presentation to Faye Nam at this month's quiz EMN-141212-115209001

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The Great British supper of fish and chips has helped a village pub to raise £1,500 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.

The Sebastopol Inn, Minting, raised the money over the past 12 months during the pub’s monthly fish, chip and quiz night events. The cheque was presented to the charitable trust at a special quiz night held this month.

Community Fundraiser for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, Faye Nam, said: “We are so grateful to the team at the Sebastopol Inn for all the support they give us. The fish, chip and quiz nights get more popular each year and we could not do without events like this to keep the air ambulance flying and equipped.

“Out of nine teams the air ambulance team came fifth, this is our best result so far, so if we keep coming, one year we’ll be certain to eventually win it.”

The Sebastopol Inn is owned by husband and wife team, David and Dianne Reed and their son, Nick.

David Reed said: “Nick, is an experienced and talented chef and he puts together wonderful menus using fresh local ingredients. As an independent pub, it’s central to our business ethos that we source the best food and drink from local suppliers. It’s this commitment to our local community that led us to raise money for the air ambulance. As a local charity that helps our communities, the air ambulance is very important to us.”

David added: “To our regulars, it’s the taking part and raising funds for the air ambulance that matters and it has always been the tradition that the winners contribute their prize pot to the charity!”

Fish, chip and quiz nights are on the first Wednesday of the month. The next quiz will be on February 4. Fish and chips will be served from 6pm with the quiz at 7.30pm.