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Centurion Club Members’ Day raises nearly £25,000 for Air Ambulance

A fundraising day held in honour of a much-loved member at Centurion Club, St Albans, has raised nearly £25,000 for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Rick Garg sadly passed away on August 17th 2016 at the age of 56 after suffering a heart attack on the golf course; despite the exemplary care of the staff at Harefield Hospital. Rick, originally from Huddersfield, was a passionate golfer who was a real family man and highly thought of by his fellow members at Centurion Club.

He was an excellent role-model and raised thousands of pounds for worthwhile causes during his life, through a number of charity days and initiatives. In honour of Rick, the Rick Garg Memorial Trophy took place in July this year at the Club with Rick’s fellow members taking part.

Rick Wilson, member of Centurion Club said: “Rick was the epitome of a gentleman and he was a much-loved member of the community here at Centurion Club. He was a dedicated golfer who was popular with staff and fellow members. The Memorial tournament was a fitting way to remember everything that he achieved throughout his life. Rick is much-missed by everyone who knew him but we know that his legacy will live on through events such as this.”

Natasha Robertson, Herts Fundraising Manager, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, commented: “We are all so grateful to Centurion Club for organising a golf day in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. This event raised an amazing £24,370 which is one of the largest single donations from a Golf Club that we have ever received.”

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