Vintage day in Rothbury raises money for lifesaving service

A vintage day brought out the crowds at Rothbury and helped raise money for lifesaving public access defibrillators

 

The years were rolled back in a Northumberland village yesterday in order to raise funds for a lifesaving service.

A vintage fair was held at Rothbury, organised by Newcastle auctioneers Anderson and Garland, tea specialists Ringtons and Rothbury Women’s Institute.

The event was organised in aid of the Stephen Carey Fund, which raises money for public access defibrillators in memory of Stephen, who died from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2012 while playing for Alnmouth village football club.

Organisers were hoping to raise £10,000 to buy six to 10 defibrillators for distribution across Coquetdale, making it the UK’s first ever ‘heart safe’ valley.

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