Sporting items sought for Air Ambulance Auction

A Devon village renowned for its field sports prowess is on the hunt for shooting and fishing items (including money can’t buy) for their annual auction in support of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Molland near South Molton in Devon lies on the southern edge of Exmoor, where field sports generate significant support in the local population.

The celebrated auction has already raised over £120,000 in its 10 year history and is aiming high in it’s 11th year.  The auctioneer will be Janes Green of Stags and Assistant Brian Buckingham, a notorious farmer from Molland.

Organiser Paul Beazley said: “Air ambulances in general provide an essential service but this is especially so in the more rural parts of Devon where land ambulances can take a long time to reach remote locations.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust“For this reason, the rural community cherishes the Devon Air Ambulance and the wonderful work it does on behalf of us all.

“In return, we run this very popular auction but we do need auction items and those related to shooting and fishing would be especially welcome.”

Anyone who can help by donating an auction item can contact Paul or Jane Beazley on 01769 540844 or email janebeazley@hotmail.com

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said ‘We would like to thank Paul, Jane and everyone else involved with this fantastic event for their support, which is much appreciated.’

She added ‘If you would like to put on a similar event why not get in touch?  We can help with publicity.  Please give us a ring on 01392 466666 or email info@daat.org.’

The 11th Molland Charity Auction on behalf of the Devon Air Ambulance takes place on October 16th, 2010 at Molland Village Hall.