Welwyn Garden City charity desperately needs golfers

PUBLISHED: 16:57 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 25 September 2017

The charity was created in honour of James Hursey, of Welwyn Garden City.

The charity was created in honour of James Hursey, of Welwyn Garden City.


A Welwyn Garden City charity is in desperate need of more people to get involved with its golf event so it can provide local schools with life-saving equipment.

On Friday, September 29, the charity Defibrillators in Public Places (DiPPS) is holding its first golf competition at Panshanger Golf Complex.

Arline and David Hursey, of Panshanger, started the charity in honour of their son James Hursey, who sadly died in his sleep.

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, James sent a text to his mum in the morning saying he had forgotten his keys and went up to bed as he had been working late at his apprentice job for British Premium Meats.

At 3.30pm Arline went upstairs to wake up the former Sir Frederic Osborn School pupil for his 6pm start at work and discovered that he had passed away.

Since the family having been raising money to put defibrillators in public places.

The tournament costs £50 to enter and entries are expected to be in teams of four to take part.

The price includes bacon rolls and coffee on arrival, a BBQ lunch, and an afternoon of auctioning golf items, a raffle and prize giving.

Golfers should arrive at 8.30am.

Arline told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “After attending a meeting of Welwyn Hatfield head teachers to talk to them about the importance of defibrillators in schools we have been inundated with requests.

“We are able to give six schools the money to purchase defibrillators.

“We want to be able to support every school in Welwyn Hatfield, all proceeds from the tournament will go towards helping us achieve this.”

If anyone is interested in taking part contact DiPPS by email dipps4james@gmail.com

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