They are used to selling ‘hot cakes’ at Jempson’s Superstore, in fact 71,000 hot cross buns have been cooked and sold in the weeks up to Easter, but Jimper’s book “Jimper’s Journal” from his diaries of the fifties and sixties was going almost as fast.
No less than one hundred and eighty were signed and sold by Jimper and Rye Ambulance Superintendent Julie Bettley in the first two hours it was on the market at Jempsons on Good Friday.
Every penny of the £3 per copy is going the Rye St. John to help pay for the new ambulance they must have if they are to go on looking after Rye and training youngsters in first aid. Many cadets go on to become nurses and even doctors. The St. John is vital to Rye in many other ways, they attend sporting events, fairs and fetes, in fact anywhere they are needed. They also act as back up services in emergencies. In today’s dangerous world Rye needs to know that these fine voluntary people have state of the art equipment .available.
Rye’s Own June 2004
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