The Trainor Family from Cabra, Co. Down were delighted to hand over an outstanding donation of £12,540, in memory of their beloved husband, dad, grandad and brother John Trainor. The donation was made to two charities, with Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and Mourne Mountain Rescue both receiving an amazing £6270 each.
The family raised the incredible funds from generous donations from the local community on an online giving page and through the sales of ‘J.T’s Air Keys’. John was a plumber by trade and so it was a fitting tribute to a well-known man within the local area who loved his work.
The Trainor family chose to support the two charities after the care John had received before he sadly passed away on the 7th of February 2023. John was out enjoying a walk with his family up to Cloughmore Stone in Rostrevor when he suddenly became unwell. The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Team and Mourne Mountain Rescue were both tasked, but sadly John passed away.
Amy Henshaw. Area Fundraising Manager for Air Ambulance NI commented,
‘We cannot thank the Trainor family enough for this extraordinary donation to their local air ambulance, in memory of John. The charity relies on public donations from the community to keep the medical team in the air, attending to seriously ill or injured patients. As a result of these exceptional funds from John’s family, emergency pre-hospital care can be provided for the next patient who needs it most – we sincerely thank you all.’
Ronan McBride, Mourne Mountain Rescue had added,
“The team were tasked on the 7th of February alongside the Air Ambulance to assist in the multi-agency rescue of John and it was with great sadness that we later learned of Johns passing. As an entirely voluntary rescue service on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we rely very much on the generosity of the community to maintain our service. We would like to sincerely thank the Trainor family for their considerable donation at this time.”