Club chairman David Mills, Rotarians and Stuart Wyle of the air ambulance. Picture: Ian Burt

The life-saving work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been given a bumper £3,060 boost.

King’s Lynn’s Priory Rotary Club raised the money from its annual Easter Egg Trail at Sandringham.

Rotarians presented a cheque to Stuart Wyle, head of community fundraising for the EAAA, during a meeting at Lynn Golf Club on Tuesday.

The total amount raised from the event was £4,600 once money collected from the air ambulance’s own stall at the trail was added.

Since the club launched the event four years ago, it has raised almost £14,000 for the service, which relies on donations to keep running.

Mr Wyle thanked Rotarians and said: “The Easter Egg Trail is a great event that provides an enjoyable day out for those taking part and raises valuable funds for EAAA. We look forward to continuing to work with Priory Rotary Club on this event.”  

Martin Spalding, trail organiser for Rotary, said: “We’ve been delighted to support EAAA over the last four years.  

“The event has grown steadily and this year more than 1,000 people took part. We’ve got some ideas for increasing the amount we raise at this year’s event.”

Mr Wyle gave a presentation to members and talked about how the charity’s work has grown since it was established in 2000. Two helicopters provide seven-days-a-week cover for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. 

The annual cost of running the service is £13m and it had flown 1,180 helicopter missions this year.

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