Bracken Ghyll golf club in Addingham, West Yorkshire, have raised over £12,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Club chose the rapid response emergency service as their charity of the year following a member’s cardiac arrest on the course.
Nigel Boot had almost finished his round on April 21st this year when he suffered a heart attack at the 18th tee. His playing partner immediately phoned 999 and two members, plus the Club Pro, administered CPR and used the Club’s defibrillator.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance dispatched their Critical Care Team who managed to land on course and restarted Nigel’s heart. He was taken to Airedale hospital by land ambulance where he was fitted with an implanted defibrillator (ICD).
“The air ambulance landed on the golf course and to this day, I still can’t believe how they managed to land in the area. Fortunately, they managed to get me going again. I wouldn’t be here without everyone’s help that day,” said Nigel.
Bracken Ghyll Golf Club have held a range of events throughout the year for Yorkshire Air Ambulance including a 72-hole challenge and a community event and have now reached their fundraising target of £12,000.
Helen Berriman, West Yorkshire Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to thank Bracken Ghyll Golf Cub for choosing us as their charity of the year.
“We were glad to be able to help one of their members recently in their time of need and the money raised will help greatly towards keeping our two helicopters flying and saving more lives across the region.”
Photo: Bracken Ghyll Golf Club Seniors Vice Captain Will Stoker, Lady Captain Liz White, Member Pat Murray, Ladies Vice Captain Janice Garlick, Member Judy Banks, President Ian Disley, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance West Yorkshire Fundraiser Helen Berriman.