Thank You

We want to say a HUGE Thank You to all of our wonderful supporters who have recently completed their very own fundraisers and raised vital funds for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

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A big thank you to AMD Cars who raised £1,000 for Air Ambulance NI.

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Steven Evans designed and created a 2021 calendar for Air Ambulance NI, raising a phenomenal £11,400, thank you!

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An incredible donation from the staff and management of Bassett’s! We were over the moon to receive over £21k from local plumbing merchant, Bassett’s following our two year charity partnership with the company. We want to send a very sincere thank you to their charity committee and all the staff who supported the charity for this very vital donation.

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A big thank you to the Galbally Runners, Co Tyrone who completed the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge last weekend for Air Ambulance NI.

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Many thanks to Helen McAlister from Cookstown, Co Tyrone who is making and selling Easter wreaths for us.

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A big thank you to Enda, Barry and Dwayne from Omagh, Co Tyrone who are doing a 10k a day for 35 days for AANI.

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Naomi Fearnon who was delighted to donate a wonderful £1000 donation to AANI on behalf of Lurgan Credit Union. Thank you to all the staff.

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Thank you to all the members of Drumcree Women’s Institute for their donation of £2220. The donation came from tickets sales for a fashion show due to take place this year for the charity, and even though the event couldn’t go ahead, all those who bought tickets wanted their money donated to AANI!

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A big thank you once again to The Chalet Spar, Portadown for another incredible donation! Our wonderful volunteer Peter Branker picked up a further donation from the Spar of £2400 as they continue to collect in-store using the AANI collection cans. Thank you Chalet Spar staff and customers!

Camlough Mountain New Years Eve Fireworks Display

Heartfelt thanks to the McKinley Family and all their community of supporters for donating a fantastic £4000 to AANI. The family held a charity fireworks display on Camlough Mountain on New Years Eve in memory of their daughter, Ciara. We are extremely grateful for their support and all the donations in Ciara’s memory.

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CAFRE Enniskillen Campus hosted an online dressage event in aid of Air Ambulance NI. Pictured is ‘Best turned our pony & rider’ Tori Lilly and her horse Highbent Chardonnay.


HEMS paramedic Mike Patton’s sons, Charlie and Tom, formed a street band with their friends Justin and Thomas over the recent lockdown. Last week, for the very first time, ‘Lowrys Lane Band’ performed for the local residents and raised and amazing £108.04 for AANI. Thank you boys for your very unique fundraising, we think you’re awesome!


Sainbury’s kindly donated these products to the HEMS Crew, helping them stay well-fed while on duty.

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Sharon Millar from Coleraine organised a snow globe outside her home raising £1142 and brought some festive happiness to 155 children.

Sandra Getty made and sold face masks for AANI throughout 2020 and has raised a huge £1800!!

Sandra Getty made and sold face masks for AANI throughout 2020 and has raised a huge £1800.

Staff at Kilwaughter made a Christmas donation to AANI of £2,000!!

Staff at Kilwaughter made a Christmas donation to AANI of £2,000.


Michael Tedford from Tandragee, Co Armagh, who hasn’t had a hair cut for 6 years, shaved his beautiful long locks on New Years Day and has raised £585 so far.


Kilkeel runners, Sarah McCulla and Aileen Colgan ran the Virtual Dublin Marathon on the 25th October 2020 to raise vital funds for local charities including Air Ambulance NI.

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Kingspan, Portadown raised vital funds by taking part in a Santa Abseil at Belfast Castle.

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Iris Coulter raised vital funds by making and selling face masks.

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Firmus Energy raised vital funds by taking part in a Santa Abseil at Belfast Castle.

Hutchinson Engineering

Hutchinson Engineering nominated AANI as their 2020 Charity partner and donated an amazing £10,000.

Casey's Eurospar, Crossmaglen

Casey’s Eurospar, Crossmaglen raised vital funds by taking part in a Santa Abseil at Belfast Castle.

Omagh Academy

Omagh Academy are doing a virtual Christmas Joy service launching on Tuesday 15th Dec and shown on their school website/FB until Christmas Eve.

Bluegrass Horse Feeds, Dungannon £1000 donation to us in lieu of Christmas cards

Bluegrass Horse Feeds, Dungannon £1000 donation to us in lieu of Christmas cards.

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Good luck to the team from Kingspan, Portadown who will be doing the ‘Santa Abseil’ on Saturday 12th Dec in aid of AANI.

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Thank You to the Vogel Family from Limavady who have raised an amazing £30k in memory of Willis Vogel who sadly passed away in May 2020.

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Virtual Christmas Quiz night in aid of AANI on Monday 28th December at 8pm.

AMD Cars

Thank you to AMD Cars who are donating £100 to AANI for every car sale in December, January, and February.

David Rushe- Bluebell Festival

Fantastic donation of £400 from our Club AANI member, David Rushe and his partner Claire who supported AANI during lockdown by hosting their own ‘Bluebell Festival’.

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Thank you to Old Market Vans in Ballymoney who are donating vital funds to AANI for every sale or rental.

Stephen Perry

Well done to Stephen Perry, who ran an Ultra Marathon in Tollymore Forest Park on the 11th November and has so far raised £1170 for AANI to thank them for attending his good friend recently.

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Lisburn Golf club Captain & Lady supported AANI through their captains day 2020.

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Matthew (11) and Alyssa (8) Curry from Waringstown are supporting AANI this year as they race their Supermoto pitbikes in the Irish Minibike Championship (IMC). They’ve got their own big supporter too- one-year-old little sister Hannah!

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Comber & Portaferry Leisure Centre’s raised £405 for our charity.


Lecturer Jenny Richardson and students of CAFRE Enniskillen Campus are supporting AANI this winter by having a raffle and a dressage event.

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Jonathan Tuft is selling Christmas trees from his family farm, at 63 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn BT28 2NW with a donation from each sale to AANI.

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AANI’s first patient, Conor Mc Mullan donated £5126 after he completed 3 peaks of the Mourne Mountains in aid of the charity along with family and friends. Photo Credit: Mourne Observer

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Glenn Gilmore raised £1,565 by completing his own 3 peak challenge.

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Mark Spence from Maghaberry is raising vital funds by inviting the local community to view his festive lights display.

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Wendy Marshall, Lady Captain of Omagh Golf Club organised an event for Air Ambulance NI in September and raised £1020.

Steven Evans from Kirkistown, with a 2021 Calendar showcasing his photography of agricultural contractors operating around the Ards Peninsula, the sales of which will be donated in full, to the Air Ambulance NI.

 Amateur photographer Stevan Evans is supporting Air Ambulance NI by selling his agricultural themed calendar. You can find out more about it here.


Mark & Darren McKinstry made a donation of £2,000 after two staff members’ families recently benefited from the outstanding services that the air ambulance provides.

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Acheson & Glover hosted a Red Day at their sites to raise vital funds for our charity.

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Moran Family from Downpatrick  raised £3724.94 following their walk in memory of their late son, Deaglan.

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Dr Nauman Iftikhar from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NI have helped to raise £2681 for AANI over the past 12 months.


Georgina Doherty and Martin McClay who raised £214 through collection buckets in the Fed and Watered café at City of Derry Airport.

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Family of the late Loughlin Maginn raised £9,215 doing ‘The Brandy Pad Dander’ through the Mournes.

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The family of the late Martin Poland from Ballymartin, Co Down raised £20,000 in memory of Martin.

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Mulligans Tractor and Truck Run raised £16k from this year’s event – the biggest total ever.

Kirsten from Maxwell's Pumpkin Patch, Castlederg along with Damien McAnespie, Area Fundraising Manager for Air Ambulance NI.

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Patch, Castlederg are allowing donations to AANI in their pumpkin patch field throughout the month of October. Find out more here.

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Renowned flower grower from Banbridge, Herbie McCauley raised £1277.22p by selling his prize chrysanthemums from his garden. Photo credit Banbridge Chronicle

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Ballyhalbert Harriers raised £480.

The pupils, staff and families of St Peter's P.S. Collegelands have raised £1825 for the Air Ambulance NI Charity following their 'Red Day' for the helicopter emergency medical service. Pictured are pupils from St Peter's along with principal Mr. Jim Mc Alinden and Damien McAnespie, Air Ambulance NI Fundraising Manager. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to this life-saving service.

St Peter’s P.S. Collegelands held a Red Day on Friday 2nd October and raised £1825!

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ICSS Ltd raised £1846 through their independent 3 Peaks Challenge to climb Slieve Donard on Saturday 26th September. 19 members of staff participated in the challenge.

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Grab your running gear and support Air Ambulance NI at the Lisburn Festival of Running on the 24th October at the Maze Prison Heritage Site. Find out more here.


Staff & prisoners at Maghaberry Prison raised £5,000 through various fundraising activities including recycling. Minister Long & Govener at Maghaberry Prison, David Kennedy recently visited our base to see how this vital donation will be used. Find out more here.

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Craigantlet Riding Club raised £637.


McCrums Motorcycles are raffling a 2020 RSV4 1100 FACTORY DEMO BIKE. Tickets are £20 and all profits above the cost of the raffle will go to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Find out more here.

Stevenson Family

Ivor and Heather Stevenson opened up their beautiful garden in Armagh to visitors and raised a fantastic £2471.52p

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Staff from Wood Lodge Nursing Home, Castlewellan ran 11 laps of Castlewellan lake and raised a  £1000.

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HillCroft School, Newtownabbey raised £1127.50 in 2019/2020

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Edengrove Bowling Club raised £1200

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Annie, along with her mum Helen Mc Alistair, from Cookstown raised £808 after her friend Anna Neville (centre) was lifted by our team following a motocross accident last year.

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Translink Training Academy completed the Causeway Coast Way Charity Challenge walk on Friday 25 Sep raising £300

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Mr McKeag and his daughter Anne Magill presented AANI with £2500 from Mr McKeags static cycle at Spar Dundonald.

Allison Smyth

Allison Smyth raised £2755.58p by hiking up Slieve Donard

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The Fegan family & friends from Mayobridge organised a walk in memory of their daughter, Nicole donating an outstanding £3091

Leo Cochrane

Leo Cochrane raised £4300 by running a half marathon distance

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Lady President, Moira McClements raised £1225 from her Lady Presidents’ Day at Clandeboye Golf Club Bangor

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Omagh Academy Class of 2020 raised £550

County Armagh Moped Club

County Armagh Moped Club donated a further £820

Binky & Sid Paxton

Binky and Sid Paxton took on the mighty Slieve Donard and raised £3550


Braid Valley Vintage Enthusiasts raised £10,250 at their tremendous 20th anniversary event

Pigeon Benevolent Fund

Brian and Sharron Keegan from Dromore delighted to hand over a cheque for £544.91p from proceeds of their Pigeon Benevolent Fund

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Rathfriland High School was delighted to present a cheque to AANI for £1092.10

Autumn Leaves, Tullylish

Autumn Leaves Group based at the All Saints Church, Tullylish were delighted to hand over £160