In May last year one of our U16 players suffered a serious concussion injury whilst playing in Brentwood. Such were his injuries that the Air ambulance were dispatched to ensure he received the best possible care and he was then air lifted to hospital in London.
Thankfully he made a full recovery but the speed with which he was treated and transported to hospital was vital to the success of the final outcome.
To show our thanks we decided to make Essex & Herts Air Ambulance our nominated 'Presidents' charity for the 2017 /18 season.
On Monday outgoing club President Perry Oliver visited the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Air base at North Weald to hand over a cheque for £8193.15 representing the amount we as a club raised throughout the season for the charity.
Receiving it on behalf of the charity were Ben Myer, Clinical Manager, Tony Stone, Patient Liaison Manager and Natasha Robertson, Herts Fundraising manager.
The Trust have calculated that each time the Helicopter is sent on a life saving mission costs £2500. We originally set ourselves the target of raising enough for two flights & then three but through the generosity of lots of people visiting the club this year we eventually went well beyond even that target.
Contributions came from those attending 1st Xv lunches , the Mini section when they went 'red or yellow' on one Sunday training session & from their festival, the revelers at last years Dinner Dance, the players at out Touch tournament & those attending our fireworks display.
So a real 'team' effort for a great cause. Well done & thank you