A few rounds of golf and a generous Gunnedah community made this year’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Golf Charity Day a great day out for all involved.

The fundraising event directly supported the service based in Tamworth.

Much of the success was attributed to the invaluable support from local business which assisted a vital link rescuing and saving lives in the North West.

A field of 130 golfers and non-golfers took to Gunnedah Golf Course in a bid to raise funds for the regional NSW service.

John Harford auctioned the items donated by local business houses and individuals in the community.

Raffles were conducted by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Gunnedah Support Group volunteers before the event.

Luke Ryan from the Gunnedah Golf Club praised the support from the local community.

“It’s one of the best fields we’ve had since I have been involved in the pro shop,” he said.

“Some great golfers around but more so the great support they and others have shown for a great service.”

Volunteer group coordinator Robin Capp thanked the Gunnedah community for its continued support, all of which helped keep the crucial, rural and regional lifeline in the air and free-of-charge to its patients.

“Whether the Gunnedah businesses provided financial support this year or not, we were always welcomed politely in our approaches for assistance,” Mrs Capp said.

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