Lions plan for ‘extra special’ charity event in Doncaster for air ambulance this year after missing last year’s annual extravaganza

A Doncaster charity is drawing up plans to bring back an annual fundraising event this year to help the Children’s Air Ambulance.

By David Kessen
Sunday, 6th June 2021, 9:25 am

And after having to miss staging its annual walk last year because of the pandemic, organisers are hoping to make this year’s extra special.

Thorne Rural Lions annual Mid-Summer Charity Walk will support the air ambulance charity, which is based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, later this year.

The 5-mile charity walk which starts and finishes at Doncaster Town Fields on Sunday September 5, will be open to all – school, college, running/walking/fitness groups, workplace, individual or any other group at all.

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Children’s Air Ambulance charity as it unveils its new airbase and new helicopter stationed at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. CEO of the Children's Air Ambulance Andy Williams. 14th September 2018.

Lions secretary Barry Goforth said: “We want everyone to get involved and join in.

“On the day of the walk we hold a tombola which is run by our volunteers and is always hugely successful and raises lots of funds. This year we are going to have a raffle as well as the tombola so we can sell tickets in advance of the walk as well as on the day.

"Last year, like lots of charity events we were unable to hold the walk so this year we want to make it extra special and do our best to raise lots of funds for our charity. It would be great if you were able to offer some kind of support by being able to provide us with any prizes towards our raffle and tombola – big or small - all donations would be appreciated.”

Anyone interested in taking part or with donations for the raffle and tombola can contact the Lions via their website, which is

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