Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Golfers hit five-figure sum for air ambulance

Photo: L-R, Sandra Roberts, Air Ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard, Roy Keirstead and Stephen Wild

Golfers at Mannings Heath Golf Club in West Sussex have raised enough funds to help Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance save four lives.

Each call-out of the charity helicopter costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum of £10,250 raised will fund four potentially life-saving missions.

Members of the club, near Horsham, handed over their cheque to the pilot, doctor and paramedic at the helicopter base last week (December 4th).

The air ambulance was chosen by Club Captain Stephen Wild, Ladies Captain Sandra Roberts and Seniors Captain Roy Keirstead as their Charity of the Year.

Stephen said: “We’re all really delighted with the huge amount we raised and the generosity shown by members of the club.

“It didn’t seem like a lot of effort because we enjoyed doing all the fundraising. We had tremendous fun doing it, and the money raised is a fantastic by-product of a successful year.”

The funds were raised from a number of events including a Captain’s Day, quiz and supper nights, and raffles.

Air Ambulance Community Fundraising Officer Michelle Woodland said: “As a charity we rely almost entirely on public donations so we are extremely grateful for this substantial donation.”

No comments:

Post a Comment