Alfreton Golf Club raises a fantastic £4,500 to support lifesaving charity
Alfreton Golf Club have raised a fantastic £4,500 to support the lifesaving service of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) as it celebrates 15 years of vital service.
Every year, both the Club Captain and Ladies Captain at the Golf Club choose a charity of the year, and for March 2022 to 2023, both Phil Taylor and Beryl Stewart chose to support the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance – helping to raise vital funds to keep the charity saving lives.
The Golf Club has a 10-hole course and is located in beautiful parkland adjacent to Oakerthorpe Wood – offering not only superb views across the local countryside but also a well-kept and challenging layout that can be appreciated by all levels of golfer.
Support from local sports clubs and communities – like Alfreton Golf Club – is paramount as the charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on public donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each mission.
“Having twice supported the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance the previous year, it was an easy decision for us to choose them again for our Captains Charity at Alfreton Golf Club,” said Philip Taylor, Alfreton Gold Club Captain.
“We were delighted at the amount raised and a huge vote of thanks must go to our members for their support and generosity. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance is again one of the Club’s chosen Charities this year and to date we have raised another £1,000 – helping to support their lifesaving missions.”
Derbyshire Community Fundraising Executive for the charity, Tracey Jones said:
“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved at the Alfreton Golf Club for the fantastic amount they have raised to support us. Without donations like this, our crews wouldn’t be able to provide pre-hospital critical care to those who need it most, 24/7, 365 days per year.”
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance is at a very exciting chapter in its history. For 15 years it has been able to provide pre-hospital critical care 24/7, 365 days per year at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, or accidents in the home.
As the charity is celebrating its 15th anniversary, it’s asking supporters to help mark this momentous milestone and support it so that its lifesaving missions can continue. There are many ways to get involved, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, host clothing back, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, be a regular giver, or even sign up to volunteer.
For more information or to get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.