Golfers raise a FORE-tune for Air Ambulance

Golfers raise a FORE-tune for Air Ambulance

A charity golf day at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club has raised more than £2,500 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT).

Organised by members of the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee, the event, which included competitions, dinner and live entertainment, was the first charity golf event organised by the group.

Founded in 1997, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance provides critical support for accidents and emergencies across Essex and Hertfordshire. Its helicopters and emergency response vehicles have attended more than 23,500 missions in the last 11 years, with 184 in May 2019 alone.  The service is not funded by the NHS and relies on donations.

Colin Parsons, President of Jubilee Rotary Club said, “We are delighted at the outstanding success of our inaugural charity golf day with fifty-two golfers taking part on the day and almost ninety attending in the evening with really good entertainment provided by a top class comedian.

“We raised £2,500 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance with further contributions still coming in. Our thanks go to all those who supported the day with particular thanks to Silverton Aggregates for their generous sponsorship. We were delighted when the winners from Benton Hall golf club donated their first prize of £300 to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance”.

The winning team from Benton Hall golf club who are – Mark Thomson, Christopher Flint, Stuart MacKenzie and Bill Woodhouse – with on the right Captain of Clacton On Sea golf club John Kemp and on the left President of Clacton Jubilee Rotary club Colin Parsons.