Council presents cheque to Air Ambulance NI
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Paul McLean presented a cheque for £1,820.00 to Air Ambulance NI following the success of two recent events organised by the Council in aid of the charity.
The events, which were held to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women, took place at Corick House Hotel and Spa, Clogher and The Terrace Hotel, Magherafelt in March. Over 140 women from across the district attended the events with all proceeds going to the Air Ambulance NI.
Guest speakers included Alison Chestnutt, Captain of Dungannon Golf Club; Caroline O’Neill, founder of Digg Mama and Dig for Success; Deirdre Chestnutt, the Unique Personal Stylist; Anne Marie Campbell, Mid Ulster District Council’s Deputy Chief Executive and Strategic Director of Environment; Nuala McMenamin, Adorn Bespoke Styling and the Hub Cookstown’s Carol Doey was compere at both.
Presenting the cheque, Chair of the Council, Councillor Paul McLean said,
It's my pleasure to present a cheque to Air Ambulance NI following two extremely successful events, celebrating the achievements of women. The Air Ambulance offer a vital, life-saving service to those in need, and I’m delighted that we are able to support them, with the help of our fantastic residents who attended the events. Thank you to everyone who joined us and a big thank you to our speakers, and our compere for both evenings, Carol Doey.
Breige Mulholland from Air Ambulance NI added, “We are very grateful to Mid Ulster District Council for supporting Air Ambulance NI and hosting the International Women’s events, thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the fantastic events. Air Ambulance NI is tasked on average twice a day, and since commencing service in July 2017 has been tasked 2,778 times. In 2021 alone we were tasked 738 occasions, a 65% increase since 2017.
"When the worst happens, the doctor, paramedic and pilot are at base and will reach the patient in a matter of minutes, bringing pre-hospital emergency service direct to the patient, which may be the difference between life and death. On behalf of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland thank you for supporting your local charity and having a direct impact on those in need of the service.”