Andrew Ingredients has partnered with Autism NI and Air Ambulance NI for two years to raise vital funds and awareness for the charities. The NI based bakery wholesale company recently invited Sorcha Mathews from Autism NI and Grace Williams from Air Ambulance NI, to their office to meet the team and launch their new charity partnerships. 

John Graham, Managing Director, Andrew Ingredients said; “We are excited to launch our two-year partnership with these two fantastic charities, carefully chosen by our whole team. These causes hold special significance for us, and we are delighted to kick off our fundraising efforts.”

Grace Williams, Area Fundraising Manager for AANI commented; “We are so grateful to the staff at Andrew Ingredients for choosing Air Ambulance NI as one of their charity partners for 2024 & 2025! It was so great to meet the team to thank them in person for choosing to support the incredible work of the charity and to hear about some of their fundraising plans. We are so appreciative of their wonderful support of the service. The funds raised will help the medical team lift off by helicopter to reach future patients, who are in critical need of emergency medical interventions.  This is very much a service that no one wishes to need but is there for every one of us.’’

Sorcha Mathews, Corporate Fundraising Manager for Autism NI commented; “We are delighted that Andrew Ingredients has chosen Autism NI as one of their charity partners. Building partnerships with organisations such as Andrew Ingredients helps us raise autism acceptance in society and funds for our local services. In particular, this partnership will help raise funds for our Helpline service, which is a vital service for many autistic people, families, and professionals in Northern Ireland looking for support. Our Helpline takes up to 7,500 calls per year and provides advice, information, and resources to our autism community in Northern Ireland.”

The charity Air Ambulance NI (AANI), in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland. The HEMS team attend patients who are seriously ill or injured, bringing emergency prehospital care direct to the casualty, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day. It can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately twenty-five minutes with the aim of saving lives, brains and limbs. Find out more by visiting alternatively you can contact the charity directly by emailing or calling 028 9262 2677.

Autism NI is Northern Ireland’s longest-serving autism charity and works to provide life-changing services for over 35,000 autistic people currently living in Northern Ireland. Autism NI offer many local support services including a Helpline that receives over 7,500 calls a year, an Early Intervention Service that supports families after receiving an autism diagnosis, Support Groups throughout local communities and accredited training to parents, carers, and professionals. To find out more information about Autism NI’s services, visit or call 028 9040 1729.

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