Ferndown Bowls Club has raised a sum of £200 for the president’s charity of the year, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
When Ferndown Bowls Club held its president’s day recently, they really rolled out the woods. Whilst playing bowls and generally enjoying themselves they raised £200 for the president’s charity of the year, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
D&SAA volunteer Joy Whittingham visited the club to pick up the cheque from president Mike Power on 1 August. Joy said, “We are absolutely delighted with this donation. Every single penny counts. It costs £2m each year to run the air ambulance.”
She also explained that the air ambulance team in Dorset and Somerset now includes highly skilled paramedics and doctors. “These days, the D&SAA brings the hospital to you and the team are able to carry out a lot of procedures that would normally be done in A&E,” she said.