WELCOME TO BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LADY CAPTAINS' GOLFING SOCIETY
The Society was formed in 1983 for ladies who have been Ladies' Captains of a Buckinghamshire golf club. There were 29 founding members and the Society now boasts a membership of just over 200 past Ladies' Captains.
There are 3 open meetings each year and 5 matches with other counties. Additionally, each year there is a 4BBB competition played with the Buckinghamshire Past Captains and this is a highly enjoyable experience played in good spirit.
The Captain of the Society nominates a charity during her tenure and all proceeds from raffles are donated to her chosen charity. The Captain of the Golf Society is Gill Redman of Hazlemere and Harleyford and her charity is the Children's Air Ambulance).See below for more information about this very worthy charity.
As you all know the Coronavirus is not going away at this present time and we are hoping that the vaccination programme will allow us to get back to some sort of normality.
Sadly we are having to cancel our AGM and Spring Meeting for 2021. This is not a decision we wanted to make, but we need to be sensible and make surethat if and when we can return to our golf, it will be done within the rules and regulations in place at the time. We hope that after Easter things will become easier.
As you are aware, the AGM did not take place last year, and we are discussing how to approach it this year. We will probably go with a Zoom meeting as this will be the easiest approach, and we are currently looking at this option and will be in touch again shortly.
I look forward to seeing you all again in 2021. Stay safe and take care.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service flying critically ill children from one hospital to another for specialist care. It has two new helicopters – one based at Oxford City Airport covering the South of England and the other based in Doncaster Sheffield Airport to cover the North of the country.
They are the first and only air ambulance to offer a clinically custom-designed flying intensive care unit for children.
Although other air ambulances can transfer children in emergencies, they don’t normally have the specialised equipment needed to transfer babies and children under intensive care. It is also important for local air ambulances to remain on-call in their areas at all times for the emergency service they provide. The Children’s Air Ambulance dedicates all its time to paediatric transfers.
Their first flight was in May 2013. To date they have travelled hundreds of miles to over 60 different locations to get the children to the specialist paediatric care they need. They also can fly a specialist team to the location of the child.
The two new helicopters are equipped with the most up to date weather radar system so they can fly in all weathers, they also have space for 4 passengers, so that specialist medical transfer teams and relatives can all travel together. The a central stretcher area can accommodate incubators and other heavy medical equipment.
Their aim is 600 missions a year. £3,500 pays for one transfer. This charity needs to raise £32 million over seven years to deliver this life saving service flying.
Like the Air Ambulance Service they get no government funding and rely solely on the generosity of the public and their fund raising activities. Please give generously.