Calor Gas employees have organized a walk in Portstewart in memory of their late colleague of 30yrs, Carl Monteith from Portstewart.

Mary McGee from Calor Gas said, “We’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who took part in, supported or donated to our memory walk for our late colleague Carl Monteith.  The walk was a great success, bringing together Carl’s family, Calor colleagues, both current and previous and also local Calor retailers and other friends. Carl dedicated a huge amount of time to fundraising and we took the opportunity to raise funds in his memory for Air Ambulance NI, the chosen charity of Carl’s family.  Thank you also to Calor who have most generously matched the funds raised bringing the overall total to £22,000 – an amazing amount.”

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance NI said, “We are blown away by the fundraising support from Carl’s colleagues.  This is clearly a very poignant walk and a lovely way to have brought his colleagues and family together.  The total of £22,000 raised is a huge contribution to Air Ambulance NI and will fully fund the service for 3 full days.  That’s likely to help save the lives of 6 future patients; an incredible gift to so many individuals and their families across Northern Ireland.”

The charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland.  The service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day. The HEMS team attend patients who are seriously ill or injured, bringing emergency pre-hospital care direct to the casualty with the aim of saving lives, brains and limbs.  The aircraft can reach anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately twenty-five minutes.

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