Northamptonshire County Golf Club raises an incredible £20,000 to support local lifesavers
Northamptonshire County Golf Club have proudly raised an incredible £20,000 to support the lifesaving service of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).
The Golf Club – a member’s club – is situated in the Northwest of Northampton at Church Brampton and has the top 18-hole course in Northamptonshire and sits within the top 100 courses in the country.
Every year both the Club Captain and Ladies Captain choose a charity of the year, and for 2022 both Malcolm and Geeta chose to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, helping to raise vital funds to keep the charity saving lives.
The club managed to raise a fantastic £20,000 through organising activities and events, including raffles, quizzes, golf competitions, air ambulance teddy bear sales and a Pro-Am team event – which raised a large portion of the incredible amount.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crews deliver critical care at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions 24/7, 365 days a year, including Christmas Day.
Support from local communities and sports clubs – like Northamptonshire County 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.
Malcolm Evans, Club Captain and Geeta Patel, Ladies Captain at Northamptonshire County Golf Club said:
“We are so pleased to have raised £20,000 to support such a worthwhile charity and we would like to thank everyone at the club that has made this possible. The charity relies on donations like ours as they receive no government funding”
“We were given the opportunity to visit the Coventry airbase after our donation and this gave us a great insight into the hard work everyone involved with the charity puts in to keep this vital service operational,” they added.
WNAA Community Fundraising Executive, Ethan Hopkinson said:
“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved at the Northamptonshire County Golf Club and 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 charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary of lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 2023. To help mark the momentous milestone the charity is asking for supporters to send in any photos, footage, clippings, or share their stories to help showcase how well the service has developed over the years into the leading provider of pre-hospital critical care it is today. To get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.