Photo: Air ambulance volunteer Simon Hancock pictured with members of Borstal Bowls Club
Members of Borstal Bowls Club have raised enough funds to help the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance save four lives.
Last month (15th July), they once again held their annual charity match in memory of a founding member.
They gathered at the Wouldham Road club again last weekend (5th August) to present £1,258.27 to the charity, taking their total funds raised to £11,852.90.
Each incident attended by the charity costs in the region of £2,500 so the substantial sum raised over the years is enough to fund 4 potentially life-saving missions.
John Platt, President and Chairman of Borstal Bowls Club, said: “The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is a life-saving charity we can’t do without. It’s an essential service and you never know when you may need it.
“It’s a marvellous cause that we do this for because they make a real difference to the community. I’m so pleased that we have raised this amount, which is tremendous for a small club and deserves recognition.”
Nick Turrell, Community Fundraising Manager at the charity, said “We are so grateful to Borstal Bowls Club for their continued outstanding efforts in raising funds for us. We couldn’t continue our vital work without the wonderful support of local groups.”
Borstal Bowls Club was founded in 1990 and the green was opened by the Mayoress of Rochester who bowled the first wood.