Fundraising events

Dudsbury Golf Club

18th October 2015, Hotel & Spa Open Invitation Charity 4BBB

Raising funds in conjunction with the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator campaign to purchase a defibrillator for use at the course or in the local area if ever the worse should happen. Andy Rideout, Golf Administration Manager, who was previously a lifeguard for 7 years understands the importance of early intervention. The quicker the person receives the best help possible, the better chance they have of a full recovery.

“Hopefully we never have to use one, however it will be a great reassurance to know that if a defibrillator is ever required at Dudsbury or the surrounding area, we will be there to help.”

Congratulations to Mike & Karen Gray, the winners of the inaugural Dudsbury Open Invitational 4BBB held on Sunday the 18th October. 41 pairs competed for the prizes which were closely fought, the top 5 teams all scoring at least 45 points! Full scores and results can be found on their website, here









Marriott Breadsall Golf Club

October 2014

Bernard Gallacher, ex-Ryder Cup Captain, visited Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club recently at the invitation of Junior Organiser Paul Smith, and gave an in-depth talk about his life and golfing career. Paul was presented with the Gallacher Award from the Golf Foundation last year as a result of his work the clubs Juniors, and thought it would be a great opportunity to invite Bernard to his club, the Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club.

Bernard suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) last year but, thanks to early CPR and defibrillation, he has gone on to make a full recovery. Bernard feels strongly that if there was not an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the hotel where he collapsed, he would not be here today. Paul’s wife, Michelle, fundraised enough for the Marriott Breadsall Priory GC to purchase its own AED during her Lady Captaincy year. The club now wishes to support the Arrhythmia Alliance’s Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator campaign, which aims to place AEDs in all golf clubs across the UK by the end of 2015.

Bernard gave up his time to visit Breadsall Priory and the audience were captivated throughout the entire evening by his remarkable achievements and stories. Bernard was surprised with a cheque for £500 from the Breadsall Priory Junior Section which has been donated to the Arrhythmia Alliance, for the campaign.

The Junior section, despite not being born when Bernard won the Ryder Cup in 1995, were inspired by his tips and stories and subsequently went on to become the Derbyshire Junior League Champions two days later!

Congratulations to the Breadsall Priory Juniors and overwhelming thanks to Bernard Gallacher for giving up his time to visit Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club.

Pennard Golf Club

September 2014

Pennard Golf Club, in South Wales, is now raising funds for the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator campaign after one of their members suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. 

Mick Carter, a frequent golfer at Pennard Golf Club, was stuck by sudden cardiac arrest on 2 September 2014. Mick, who is only in his sixties, was approaching the ninth green when the incident occurred. Fortunately, the club had an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site. The club secretary, Susan Crowley, rushed down to the green with it and began operating the device within minutes of Mick collapsing.

Sally had never used the device before, however, she found it relatively simple to operate and, according to the ambulance crew who arrived next on the scene, her proactive work saved Mick's life.

John Glenister, a member of Pennard Golf Club, said: "Fortunately, Mick was with two other players who knew the correct procedure - namely phoning 999 and calling the clubhouse where they knew a defibrillator was kept."

"I only heard about this campaign when I met Bernard Gallacher at the Celebrity Golf Cup event at the Celtic Manor Resort a few weeks ago - now I am going to tell everyone about how important it is!"

AEDs dramatically increase the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest. They do not require training and can be used by anyone to shock a person’s heart back into normal rhythm if they suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. They increase the chance of someone surviving from 9% to 50% when compared to the use of CPR alone.

There is now a collection tin which is raising funds for the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator campaign in the Pennard Golf Club's reception area.

The Logan Classic

21st - 22nd July 2014, Gleneagles

Kenny and Gabby Logan host their boutique golf event every year in order to raise money for charity. This year, they chose to support the three time Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher's Defibrillator Campaign.

The event was hosted at the 2014 Ryder Cup venue, Gleneagles.










Shirlaw's Charity Golf Day

3rd July 2014, RAC Club in Epsom, Surrey

Arrhythmia Alliance was thrilled when Shirlaw's Ltd. chose to support the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign at their annual charity golf day. The event, a golf tournament with a shotgun start, took place at the RAC club in Epsom, Surrey. After a great day on the course, the competitors wound down in the evening with dinner and a charity auction.

Arrhythmia Alliance would like to take this opportunity to thank Shirlaws for hosting such a fantastic event in aid of the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign.

Trudie Lobban MBE, founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, said: “Thank you so much to Shirlaws Ltd. for arranging this event.”

“This donation will go on to save lives by the placement of defibrillators in golf clubs and communities.”






Ballycastle Golf Club Quiz Night

Easter Monday, 21 April 2014

The team at Ballycastle Golf Club held a Quiz Night on Easter Monday before their planned Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign golf tournament on Sunday 15 June.

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