Charity Bingo Night

Wed 23rd November 2016 at 19.00 - 19.00

Community Initiative to raise funds towards providing 'Night Time' landing lights in Dawlish for Devon Air Ambulance.

November was the Rotary Club of Dawlish month at the Charity Bingo night held at the Langstone Cliff Hotel. The evening was very well attended. During the evening club secretary Colin Timms explained that the club had resolved to support the Community Initiative to provide a night time landing site in Dawlish for Devon Air Ambulance. Dawlish Football Club had generously provided the landing site and the landing lights, the final piece of the jigsaw was the switching gear which would allow the pilots to switch on the lights, the approximate cost of this being £1000.00. Colin confirmed that the proceeds of the draw and raffle would be utilised to fund the installation of the switching gear. The incredible generosity of those present generated a grand total of £1220. Pictured are President Gary Hook (left) and Community Chair Stuart Dawson (right) presenting the winners of draw, first prize Shirley Smith £50.00 and second prize Michele Holman an oven ready turkey to be delivered in time for Christmas.

 The switch gear  was installed early December and is now live. The system is fully operational, all thanks to Dawlish Town Football Club, allowing their ground to be used for 'night-time landing'. This has all been made possible by the members of The Rotary Club of Dawlish via the Langstone Cliff Hotel Charity Bingo Night. 

Devon Air Ambulance pilots are able to turn the landing lights on remotely from their aircraft and the system was used for the first time on the night of the 15th December 2016.

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