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Stuart Hershbein and Cheryl Johnson of Wiltshire Air Ambulance with tournament winner Steve Abbott and senior partner Martin Lang

Goughs’ charity golf day gives Air Ambulance fund a lift

Law firm Goughs Solicitors has raised more than £6,500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance at its fifth annual Charity golf day.

The event – at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon – was attended by over 100 guests from the Wiltshire business community.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides a vital helicopter emergency medical service throughout the county, saving the lives of people living, working and travelling in Wiltshire. From January next year, it will cost £2.5m a year to keep the air ambulance operational.

As well as attracting a number of Wiltshire’s movers and shakers, the event was also attended by celebrity guests including Premier League referee Lee Probert and Wolverhampton Wanderers football legend Kenny Hibbitt.

After 18 holes of golf the day concluded with a celebration dinner, presentation of prizes and the eagerly anticipated Charity Auction.

The auction went with a swing thanks to the generosity of many local businesses and Lee Probert who donated the tracksuit top he wore for his presentation to Prince William and the other dignitaries before last season’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Hull City.

Martin Lang, senior partner at Goughs Solicitors, said: “The whole day was a fantastic success and we have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by everyone involved. The money raised will help to ensure that an extremely worthwhile charity can continue its essential lifesaving work for the benefit of all of us here in Wiltshire”.

Cheryl Johnson, head of fundraising for the charity, said: “We can’t thank Goughs enough for organising this fantastic event, not to mention the many businesses and individuals who supported the golf day through their participation, donations and sponsorship.

“This is a great example of how businesses and Wiltshire Air Ambulance can work together to help raise vital funds to keep our lifesaving service in the skies and ensure that the air ambulance is there for everyone who needs it.”