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Prometheus hold charity golf day to raise £3415 for MARS

Prometheus recently held its annual charity golf day in aid of Mercia Accident and Rescue Service (MARS), raising a staggering £3,415.18Local businesses, Prometheus Medical, Handelsbanken and Dorothy Johnson also supported the event by donating raffle prizes which were drawn during the event dinner and prize presentation.

Dr Malcolm Russell, Managing Director of Prometheus Medical confirmed: “Prometheus Medical has supported MARS for the past 11 years, considering it an extremely valuable charity for the local community -  with volunteers providing life-saving care for the critically ill and injured in support of West Midlands Ambulance Service.”

Founded by highly experienced clinicians in 1983, MARS provides advanced pre-hospital immediate care within the local community on a voluntary basis.

Andy Thurgood, Chairman and Clinical Director of MARS, added: “We are very thankful to all participants and supporters of the Prometheus Medical Charity Golf Day and extremely overwhelmed by the donation received. The money will be used to continue our efforts in providing life-saving care to those in need across the two counties.”

“With costs up to £15,000 to £20,000 to train and equip each member, along with running costs of over £60,000 per annum, MARS needs support from the general public to be able to offer this life-saving service. I am, therefore, always humbled by the willingness of individuals to support us, whether it’s a small donation or an organised event, we are always extremely appreciative.”

For more information about MARS, please visit: www.marsbasics.org.uk