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100-mile charity bike ride raises thousands for Air Ambulance

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

100-mile charity bike ride raises thousands for Midlands Air Ambulance

A local golf club has chosen Midlands Air Ambulance as its charity for 2018 and are completing a number of fundraising activities throughout the year.

Mike Doyle, 67, a retired police officer and club captain for Branston Golf and Country Club, and along with lady captain Jane Docksey, who is an ex-trauma nurse, decided to support Midlands Air Ambulance throughout the year.

Mike raised over £2,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity when he completed a charity bike ride in August, cycling over 100 miles over two days and visiting all three airbases on his route.

The lady captain of the golf club is braving the heights of a wing walk in September, and club staff climbed Mount Snowdon, all to raise funds for the lifesaving charity.

Speaking of his challenge, Mike said: 'All the team at Branston Golf and Country Club including the lady captain and I, are so proud to be raising money for this local lifesaving charity. 

'Through our previous occupations, we knew Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to be a worthy cause, and it made sense to be supporting it during our term.

'I very much enjoyed undertaking the bike ride in August – and the event was a huge success!'

Erin Hughes, Staffordshire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: 'This is a fantastic effort from everyone at Branston Golf and Country Club. 

'We massively appreciate the support of Mike and his team, and with one missing costing £2,500, they can all be sure their money will be going to save someone who needs urgent care.'

For more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, visit the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity website, or follow the organisation on social media.