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Garden Centre aims to help Air Ambulance Appeal coffers grow

Written by Peter Davison .

Valerie Whistler of Wiltshire Air Ambulance with Alison and Jonathan Sinclair and paramedics Louise Cox and Dan TuckerThe owners of a Melksham garden centre have pledged to raise more than £10,000 towards the appeal to fund a new base for Wiltshire’s Air Ambulance with a series of events.

The fundraising by Lowden Garden Centre kicked off in May with an evening of Spanish guitar music and dinner, attended by 120 people.

The garden centre will be hosting a summer dinner and auction on July 1, with lots including a stay at Tomjachu Bush Lodge in South Africa and a private tour of Highgrove gardens.

And on November 17 and 18 Lowden will kick start Christmas with a bazaar selling food, Christmas decorations, gifts, toys & home interiors.

Garden centre owners Jonathan and Alison Sinclair are members of the 100 Club, businesses that have pledged to raise £10,000 each for the £1.25m airbase appeal.