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Preparing to tee off to help Warwickshire Air Ambulance take off

Leamington Editorial 6th Jun, 2023   0

KEEN corporate golfers will support lifesaving flights when they tee off at a business event this month.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual President’s Golf Day at Nailcote Hall Hotel & Country Club on June 22 as regional businesspeople down tools and pick up their clubs in aid of a good cause.

This year, the Chamber has nominated as the charity partner for the day, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), which is based at Coventry Airport from where it attends many lifesaving missions across Coventry and Warwickshire.

As a charity, the service relies solely on donations and fundraising activity to offer potentially lifesaving flights across 3,850 square miles in the region. An average mission costs around £1,700 and, already this year, the vital service has completed close to 1,000 missions across the area.




Chamber chief executive Corin Crane and president Tom Mongan paid a visit to Coventry Airport to find out more about the service ahead of the golf day in June.

Corin said: “It is only when you come and chat to the team involved with the WNAA that you understand the full scale of what they do and the area they serve. It’s genuinely lifesaving stuff and none of us know when we might need them – but if you do, you will be forever thankful that they came to your aid.”


The golf day, which is sponsored by Rybrook Warwick BMW, is taking place on the par-three course at Nailcote Hall, which will play host to the British Par Three Championship later this year.

WNAA local community fundraising executive George May, said: “Our lifesaving charity celebrates 20 years of vital service this year because of wonderful events like this, so we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who is participating in the event, and hope they have a brilliant day.”

To find out more about the President’s Golf Day and to book a place, visit www.cw-chamber.co.uk/events

 

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