Sponsors and crew of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter ready to go to work having fun for a good cause.
Sponsors and crew of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter ready to go to work having fun for a good cause. Craig Sadler

Golfers chip in for rescue service

YESTERDAY'S Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Corporate Charity Golf Day was a hole-in-one success.

More than 80 participants showed up bright and early at the Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club to raise funds for the rescue service.

Northern Region rescue fundraising manager Zeke Huish said this was the first time the event has been held in Tweed Heads.

“We have raised more than $4000, which is just fantastic,” Mr Huish said.

“We have two rescue pilots and two crew members playing and we challenged the other players to beat them.

“It was just about everybody getting together, having a good time and raising money for this important call.”

All proceeds from the golf day will go towards the general running of the helicopter service to help keep the chopper in the air.

The competition was a mix of amateur and professional golfers playing an 18-hole four-person Ambrose competition.

Mr Huish said many people deserved a thank-you for making the day a success.

“A big thanks to our sponsor Yellow Pages for all their support,” Mr Huish said.

“We would also like to thank the golf club for the amazing course.

"A big thanks should also go to the community.

“It was great to see every-body here supporting the Westpac rescue helicopter.”



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