Brandon golf course raises funds to keep air ambulance flying - The Rugby Observer

Brandon golf course raises funds to keep air ambulance flying

Rugby Editorial 27th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A GOLF club near Rugby swung into action, raising more than £800 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance Service.

Throughout last year, Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club in Brandon Lane took part in fundraising activities to raise the bumper amount for the service – which relies entirely on the generosity of the public to stay airborne.

Members of the Wolston-based club led the mammoth fundraising effort by organising a host of challenges and competitions at each tournament as well as on regular playing days, including handing out raffles and collection boxes – to eventually raise £815.

The club’s 30-strong group of senior members have a long history of fundraising and only last year the club raised more than £650 for military charity Help for Heroes.

Manager Neil Orton said they were delighted to have raised funds for a valued and lifesaving resource.

He said: “The Warwickshire Air Ambulance provides lifesaving services for people across the county and the importance of supporting it cannot be underestimated – particularly as it does not receive support from the government.

“In recent years the club has required the services of the Warwickshire Air Ambulance a number of times, largely because we are a rural club in the countryside so we have witnessed first-hand the amazing work they do.

“As such we wanted to show our gratitude by giving back, and we are delighted to have donated £815 which we hope will help to pay for essential costs that could save more lives in the region.”

The club’s next fundraising event, a Golf Open, takes place on Sunday May 22. Visit for more information.

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