Fundraiser gets quizzical for the air ambulance

Dave Lyall.
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A fundraiser is celebrating 10 years of successfully boosting the coffers of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance - having raised more than £60,000 since he began.

Dave Lyall, an official ‘supporter’ of the charity who lives in Louth, has been raising money for the ambucopter since June 2006, when he created the first of his many regular fundraising quizzes.

The quiz sheets were distributed around shops, pubs and workplaces across the county, and participants paid £2 each 
to take part.

Within just 18 months, Dave’s fundraising had raised almost £6,500 - and the popular quizzes had spread far beyond the confines of Lincolnshire.

Today, Dave has raised £60,792 and still produces six quizzes a year, personally delivering his quiz sheets over a large part of Lincolnshire.

Dave jokingly said that making the quizzes ‘keeps him out of trouble’, but on a serious note he added: “The air ambulance is there when any of us ever need it - although I hope that we never do.”

Faye Nam, community fundraiser (Lincolnshire) at the air ambulance, said: “David and his wife June are very much loyal supporters of our lifesaving charity.

“We’re so grateful for their fantastic fundraising efforts, producing and distributing countless fun and challenging quizzes over a long period of time, and we also say 
a huge thank you to 
everyone who takes part in them.”

To take part in future quizzes or find out more, call Dave on 01507 603258.