Rotary charity golf tournament will raise funds for defibrillators
The Franklin Group Rotary 2017 Annual Charity Golf Tournament is set to save lives.
Thanks to the funds that will be raised from the golf tournament, the Rotary Club of Pukekohe has "committed" to the purchase of five defibrillators for the Franklin district.
The golf tournament and its committee members had raised $230,000 over an 18-year period and aimed to raise a further $18,000 this year for the betterment of Franklin.
The Rotary Club of Pukekohe committee member Denis Currie said: "The funds are allocated each year for the benefit of the Franklin community, and being a Pukekohe based Rotary club, it's good to be able to assist the community - that's the role of Rotary really."
According to St John, the defibrillators are said to increase a patient's chance of survival by up to 40 per cent if attended to within in three to five minutes of going into cardiac arrest.
Currie said that St John had suggested allocating one of the defibrillators to a police vehicle that would be attending serious crashes around the district - although the committee was still yet to approve this.
The tournament, that starts at 11am this Friday, April 21, is an ambrose style team tournament that caters for all golfer levels.
It costs $200 to enter a team of four which includes admittance into the event held at Pukekohe Golf Course, a barbecue prior to the tournament, platter meals after the tournament and the chance to win spot prizes and major prizes.
Best teams, best individuals, longest drive and closet to the pin will help you win the major prizes, while an array of raffle prizes are set to be won as well.
"It's a good day to have fun on the golf course without the seriousness of a match play," said Currie.
For more information contact Denis Currie on 021 460 546.