Mannings Heath golfers raise more than £10,000 for air ambulance

Mannings Heath golfers have raised money for the air ambulance

Mannings Heath golfers have raised money for the air ambulance

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

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

Members of the club handed over their cheque to a pilot, doctor and paramedic at the helicopter base last Thursday (December 4).

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.”