HIckleton golfers AAA screening

Pictured at Hickelton Golf Club are (from left) Simon Lindley, AAA Screening Technician, Frank Tarmey, golf club member, Joanne Naylor, Hickleton Golf Club Administration Manager and Sarah Pantry, AAA Screening Technician

Pictured at Hickelton Golf Club are (from left) Simon Lindley, AAA Screening Technician, Frank Tarmey, golf club member, Joanne Naylor, Hickleton Golf Club Administration Manager and Sarah Pantry, AAA Screening Technician

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Teeing off a day with a difference were members of a Doncaster golf club.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Team attended Hickleton Golf Club to screen the clubs senior members, aged 65 and above, for potentially life threatening abdominal aortic aneurysms.

The AAA team approached golf clubs in the area to offer this free service to their members and Hickleton Golf Club was eager to get involved. On the day 23 men were screened; including club member, Frank Tarmey (pictured) of Doncaster. Frank underwent the quick and non-invasive ultrasound, which came back with a normal result.

Frank said: “I’m so glad the AAA team held the screening event at Hickleton Golf Club, I had the scan and it was quick and easy, no trouble at all.

“I feel it’s my duty to have the screening done so that I can be around for my family. I would encourage all men aged over 65 to contact the screening team and get booked in; it only takes a matter of minutes.”

Helen McAlinney, AAA Screening Programme Coordinator for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw said: “The AAA screening team would like to thank Hickleton Golf Club for allowing us to bring our Health Bus to the golf club and screen their senior members.

“I would also like to thank Jeff Roden, President of the golf club and administration manager Joanne Naylor for organising the day with a fantastic 23 members screened, all of which were aneurysm free. Jeff has set a great example and we hope other Golf Clubs across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw follow in his footsteps and help protect the lives of their members.”

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