Golf club raises £9,600 for air ambulance

Lancaster Golf Club raised �9,600 for the air ambulance.
Lancaster Golf Club raised �9,600 for the air ambulance.

Lancaster Golf Club has raised more than £9,000 for the North West Air Ambulance through various events throughout the past year.

The North West charity was selected as the club’s captain and lady captain’s joint Charity of the Year and through 12 months of fundraising, the club raised a staggering £9,600.

The club’s captain, David Armitstead, and lady captain Anthea Oglethorpe drove fundraising, hosting events throughout the year to help keep the charity’s three helicopters flying, including coffee mornings, social events and golf days.

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s three helicopters fly 365 days a year, with the doctors and paramedics on board providing rapid treatment and pre-hospital care, ultimately, giving the gift of time to patients across the entire north west region each year.  

The charity is totally reliant on donations like these to remain operational and saving lives.

Jenny Haskey, head of fundraising at the North West Air Ambulance charity said: “We are delighted that Lancaster Golf Club chose the North West Air Ambulance as their charity of the year.

“Last year, we flew more than 1,800 rescue missions throughout the region – so donations like these make a real contribution to keeping our charity going.

“We are really impressed by the commitment and generosity from the club, and its members, throughout the year to raise such a fantastic amount of funds for our charity.

“The money raised will go a long way towards keeping our three helicopters flying and saving lives throughout the north west.”

For more information on the North West Air Ambulance charity or to donate, please visit or contact the office on 0800 587 4570.