We are calling on local businesses to participate in charity head shave!
We are appealing to Directors of local businesses to lead from the top and commit to a head shave for the charity on Friday 15 May 2020.
The first to commit is Derek Andrews, Head of International Investment at Invest Northern Ireland.
Derek said, “Last year, Invest NI chose Air Ambulance Northern Ireland to be our new Corporate Charity partner due to the inspirational work it does in saving lives across Northern Ireland. In just over 12 months, we have raised over £11,000 in various ways including coffee mornings, sponsored yoga classes, a monthly jeans day and by staff taking part in many sporting activities.
“Due to the current social distancing measures, many of our fundraising efforts have been put on hold so we knew we had to come up with a creative alternative to our traditional approach. When I heard about the sponsored head shave, I knew it was the perfect way to raise funds for this fantastic cause. The fact that I cannot get to the barbers has also spurred me on! We understand that Air Ambulance NI is feeling the impact of the current situation on its fundraising income, so it’s great to do what we can during this time to raise awareness and vital funds.”
We are now appealing to other Directors across our business sector to commit to the head shave challenge.
Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance NI said, “Our fundraising income is experiencing a substantial downturn with so many events that were planned now not possible. It takes £5,500 each day to sustain, and whilst fundraising income is experiencing a downturn, trauma incidents are still happening. Whether it’s a road traffic collision, farming, cycling or workplace incident to name a few, the HEMS Consultant Doctor and HEMS Paramedic team arrive in a matter of minutes to provide the best chance of saving a life. Our HEMS team are needed as much as always and that means so is your support. We are asking Directors of local business to lead from the top quite literally! So, if you’re a Director please consider taking part and if you’re an employee who would gladly make a donation to see your Director have his or her head shaved, why not ask them to take part!”
We need to raise £2m a year to sustain our life-saving service and fundraising has been impacted severely by Covid-19. To register for this fundraiser please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9262 2677. Donations can also be made on our website.