Dec 12

A mother and daughter, whose car plunged into the Chelker Reservoir in May, have raised more than £3,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Denise Hirst and Trudy Murgatroyd held a successful charity sale and auction in their home village of Draughton on Saturday 8th December.


Mrs Murgatroyd, now 89, was flown to hospital in Leeds by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after their Land Rover car left the road and ended up in its side in the reservoir.


The sale and auction raised about £1,700, bringing Mrs Hirst and Mrs Murgatroyd’s current fundraising total for the charity to about £3,600.


A major donation to the auction late last week was a weekend’s loan of a top-of-the-range Mercedes Benz car.


Other lots also included cashmere goods and gift vouchers for restaurants, hair salons, florists and other businesses.


To make a donation,visit the website justgiving.com/Denise-Hirst.

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