President of Limavady Lions Club, Bob Dallas, has presented a cheque for £1,000  to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland representative Chris Arthur at the Limavady Rugby Club recently.  The donation was inspired by the recent death of local Limavady man, Willis Vogel.

Bob said, “As a club we are aware of the difference that the air ambulance can make for seriously ill and injured patients.  We wish that the outcome for Willis could have been different and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.  We hope that this donation offers hope to another local family.”

Air Ambulance NI is the local charity that provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland, together with its partners at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day. It can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately twenty-five minutes.

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising said, “We appreciate that this donation is made in tragic circumstances and our heartfelt sympathies are with the Vogel family.  We are extremely grateful to Limavady Lions Club for their thoughtfulness and indeed to all that have donated in memory and support of the Air Ambulance NI service and patients.”

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