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Mapperton Donates £1k To Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Mapperton donates £1k to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance is £1,000 better off thanks to a donation from Mapperton House and Gardens’ Autumn Charity Plant Fair.
And it is a cause close to the hearts of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, whose family home is Mapperton House.
Presenting a cheque to Leanne Colverson, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Community Fundraising Officer for Dorset, Lady Sandwich revealed that the Air Ambulance had attended serious incidents on the Mapperton estate on no less than three occasions in past years.
Two incidents involved the aircraft coming to the aid of injured workers and on another occasion a child living in one of the houses at Mapperton was taken seriously ill.
Lady Sandwich said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Air Ambulance through our Charity Plant Fair – and we are very grateful for the times it has turned out to attend the incidents here.
“It just shows that anybody, anywhere, at any time could need the service.”
Leanne Colverson added: “We would like to thank Lord and Lady Sandwich for this generous donation. The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, is now very much about bringing hospital treatment to the patient, even in very rural areas.”
Specialist Charity Plant Fairs are held in spring and autumn each year in the grounds at Mapperton and are a date for all keen gardeners’ diaries. The next Spring Charity Plant Fair will be held on Sunday 19 April 2020.

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