Garden party

Lowfield Inn is hosting a summer garden party in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance this weekend.

The local pub and eatery in Marton, between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, is hosting its second annual charity garden party on Sunday 30th May.

This year Midlands Air Ambulance is set to benefit from the horde of fundraising activities that have been organised by co-owners Dave Laycock, from Wem and Paul Fletcher, from Whitchurch. Dave will be lighting the BBQ at 3pm which will kick off an afternoon of welly wanging, 5 a side football matches, auctions, raffles and face painting along with many more surprises.

£500 worth of prizes will be up for grabs throughout the afternoon including wine tasting at Majestic, a 3 course meal for 2 at the Armory in Shrewsbury, 2 tickets to a Shrewsbury Town Rugby Club match and 2 tickets to the Autumn International Rugby at the Millennium Stadium between Cardiff and New Zealand.

The garden party will be accompanied by live music from popular worldwide acoustic singer Tony Skeggs (from Bishop’s Castle) and Birmingham based Eddy Gartry with his blues band ‘blues state’.

Fundraising co-owner of Lowfield Inn, Paul Fletcher, says “The charity garden party was a great event last year and fingers crossed we can make this years bigger and better! Living in a rural area makes you really appreciate the value of having an air ambulance that can get to places that other emergency services simply can’t. You never know when you or a loved one might need the speedy response of Midlands Air Ambulance so we are doing our bit to help keep those helicopters flying.

The garden party is free entry for all and will be held in the garden and fields behind Lowfield Inn. All money raised on the day will be donated equally between Midlands Air Ambulance and Meningitis UK. For more information please visit or call Dave or Paul on 01743 891 313.

Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.