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We are delighted to be chosen by Sherwood Forest Golf Club as their Charity of the Year for 2024.

Both the mens and the ladies captains of Sherwood Forest Golf Club agreed that the LNAA is an absolute necessity and are united in support for the charity’s life-saving work. Ladies Captain, Sue Linacre said: “A golf course can be a difficult place when emergency medical help is needed. The LNAA has responded to our call a number of times. The arrival of that helicopter and the incredible medics on board brings relief and hope. For those directly in need, a fighting chance.”

LNAA Community Fundraiser, Jo Sanders said: “This is amazing news. We receive no direct government funding and rely on the support of organisations and communities in Nottinghamshire to keep our helicopter in the sky and critical care cars on the road 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. This support will help our crew by the side of more patients every day.”

LNAA is one of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Service (HEMS) charities, bringing the equivalent of a hospital emergency department to patients at the scene, giving those with the most severe injuries and medical conditions the very best chance of survival when minutes matter.

In 2023, it was tasked to 542 incidents in Nottinghamshire, including 307 incidents from the Notts based critical care car, taking doctor and paramedic teams swiftly to the scene of incidents.

Men’s captain, Brian Taylor, reiterated the need for LNAA in Nottinghamshire. He said: “Prior to retirement, I worked in the Fire Service, and I have witnessed the almost unbelievable results of air ambulance attendance. Obviously, the paramedic teams and Fire Service play their part in bringing 1st stage trauma care to the injured, but when this happens in the “wilds’ of the country it is difficult to imagine those suffering massive trauma surviving a significant road trip to hospital. That extra specialist care and fast journey time the air ambulance provides is truly lifesaving.”

Amongst the activities taking place for 2024 is their Charity Golf Day on 20 September where teams will be given the chance to play at one of England’s greatest heathland courses, ranked in the top 100 UK and Ireland golf courses.

More details can be found on their website: