Clynt Dale, Bill and Marlene Vincent and Gordan McKeen at the Local Ambulance Committee fundraising golf day.
Clynt Dale, Bill and Marlene Vincent and Gordan McKeen at the Local Ambulance Committee fundraising golf day. Emma Channon

Golfers get into the swing of it

THE buggies were charged, the golf clubs gleaming and conditions perfect when golfers took to the green to help raise money for the local ambulance service.

About 80 players turned up on Sunday morning to tee off against one another in the event organised by the Local Ambulance Committee.

Local Ambulance Committee president Peter Stewart knows all too well the importance of having a fully functional ambulance service.

"I've used them once or twice over the years," he said.

"Some time ago I had appendicitis and they took me to the hospital."

This year the committee was able to give the Warwick Ambulance personnel a new car, a result of fundraising over the years.

Paramedic Dave Thompson said the support was invaluable.

"The committee pays for half of our gear," he said.

"The defibrillator (used to resuscitate people) alone costs $20,000. If it wasn't for the committee we wouldn't be the organisation that we are."

Mr Thompson said the Warwick service responded to about 12 calls each day between Warwick, Legume, Braeside, Karara and to the top of Cunningham's Gap.

"The money raised this weekend will go into purchasing more equipment," he said.



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