Rotary Pukekohe are gifting five AEDs to local response units, with funds raised from their successful charity golf tournament.
The 19th annual Rotary Pukekohe Charity Golf tournament was held on Friday 21 April at the Pukekohe Golf course.
This project saw them raise $21,000, which they say is of great credit to the many generous sponsors who supported the event, and the players who fully participated on the day. The main sponsor was Derek Hopkins, Managing Director of the Franklin Group, who are involved in Rural Sector Investment.
Around 120 players took part in the tournament, playing as teams with an Ambrose style competition.
Three of the AEDs will be given to the Sergeant Incident Vehicle Units in Pukekohe, Waiuku and Tuakau, while the remaining two will be given to the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club and the Franklin Club in Pukekohe.
The St John Association assisted Rotary Pukekohe in this programme by recommending 'police incident vehicles’ as a worthy placement for AED Units. This was due to the fact that there were many occasions where these vehicles were the first responders in isolated regions.
Along with the success of the 2017 golf tournament, Rotary Pukekohe has raised more than $250,000 over the past 19 years for community projects.
Rotary say it was encouraging to receive feedback from the various Police Sergeants who will be utilising these AED Units with comments from them stating it would be a tremendous asset and will help to save lives.
The allocation of other funds from the project will be advised in due course. The Rotary Club of Pukekohe (Inc) also appreciate the support of the Pukekohe Golf Club who once again provided their excellent course at no charge.