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School raises £5,250 for Air Ambulance Wales

A MOUNTAIN Lane School Charity Golf Day at Padeswood and Buckley has raised £5,250 for Air Ambulance Wales.

The annual event has been held at the Flintshire club for the last 12 years and during that period more than £70,000 has been raised to support a wide range of local and national charities.

Annually a new charity is nominated – usually linked to the school or Buckley Community.

The main charity this year was Air Ambulance Wales but £1,000 was also donated to The British Heart Foundation by virtue of the fact that the top three teams can nominate their own charity and a percentage of the amount raised goes to the charities nominated by those teams. Stuart Fox, from the Chip Fix team, nominated BHF in memory of his brother Malcolm who passed away six years ago.

The school is appreciative of the excellent support given by Padeswood & Buckley when the event is held there and also of the many local and national companies who sponsor the competition. The two main sponsors in recent years have been Hanson Cement and Padeswood and Care at Home.

Pictured (from left) with some pupils from Mountain Lane School are Debra Sima (Air Ambulance Wales), Iona Walker (headteacher), Elwyn Roberts British Heart Foundation), Ron Hayes (participant in third placed team), Hefin Parry (chair of charity committee) and Helen Middlehurst and Alex Hellen (committee members).