Members of Redbourn Golf Club, Redbourn, were able to see the fruits of their fundraising labours when one of the Herts Air Ambulances, the club’s designated charity for 2016, dropped in at the course earlier this month.
The cause is due to reap the rewards of the club’s renowned fundraising efforts which saw well in excess of £10,000 raised for Keech Hospice Care in 2015.
The Redbourn members who were present to see the helicopter arrive were invited to talk to the ambulance crew and have a look around the aircraft to see how their donations were used by the charity.
“Everyone at the club is incredibly enthusiastic about fundraising for the Captains’ charity, and it’s a real boost for them to be able to see exactly where their donations are going and the vital work that they support,” commented Ian McDowell, General Manager at Redbourn Golf Club.
The charity does not receive direct government nor national lottery funding, and therefore relies upon the generous donations of people and businesses within the Herts and Essex area. With an average monthly running cost of £500,000 for both helicopters, any amount raised goes a long way to helping to maintain this life-saving emergency service.
The 2016 Mens’ and Ladies’ Captains at Redbourn, Andy Crawford and Angela O’Connor, are heading the fundraising efforts and hope that the visit from the helicopter and crew will further inspire members to dig deep and donate to such a worthwhile cause:
“The service that Herts Air Ambulance provides is invaluable to the county, and by seeing the helicopter and being able to talk to the crew, members were able to see how important their donations are to saving lives in the county,” commented Andy Crawford, current Men’s Captain.
“Last year the club managed to raise over £10,000 for the Captains’ charity, Keech Hospice Care, so we’re hoping that 2016 will be even more successful, and that everyone will have a great year by joining in at fundraising events and supporting another worthwhile local charity.”
For more information on Redbourn Golf Club, visit www.redbourngolfclub.co.uk.