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From left to right Joe Hughes, Gles Wright, Mark Wright and Nigel Pickersgill
We would like to say a huge thank you to Henbury Golf Club who have been fundraising for GWAAC. Club Captain Mark Wright, nominated GWAAC as the Captain’s Charity this year, and they have raised a staggering £18,221.09 so far, an incredible amount which will be hugely beneficial to our charity. The Henbury Golf Club will continue to fundraise for us until March 2019.
The golf club raised this amazing sum through fining players, amongst other things, on the Captain’s Day on the on 21st July 2018 and by hosting a special Charity Day on 17th August 2018, where everyone from the club, and their sponsors, donated prizes which were then raffled off. A total of 42 teams took part in the day, with participants staying on for a dinner and raffle later in the evening.
Special thanks to Mark Wright, Neil Redman, Andy Besant, Sue Elliot and sponsors Brewin Dolphin for making this happen. Joe Hughes, Community Fundraiser for GWAAC, said: “We have lots of history with Henbury Golf Club, this being the launch site of our fundraising appeal for a modern EC-135 helicopter in 2013, and benefiting from previous captain’s support. We are so grateful to Mark and Andy for putting on such a fantastic evening, and of course to all of Henbury’s members and visitors who gave so generously towards this vital service.”
Mark said: “GWAAC provides an essential lifesaving service from a dedicated team that continues to keep delivering consistently from raising its own funds and simply helping the public in desperate circumstances to preserve life.”
Find out more about how your community group can support GWAAC here.