Recently, Tullyvallen Rangers FC Chairperson Keith Henry and Treasurer Angela Henry had the honour of visiting the local Air Ambulance NI airbase outside Lisburn. There, they presented a generous cheque of £1,325 to support the vital work of the charity. This superb donation was the result of a successful tractor run held on Easter Monday, strongly supported by the local community.

The air ambulance plays a pivotal role in Northern Ireland, reaching any part of the province within a remarkable 25 minutes from its airbase in Lisburn. Tasked twice a day on average, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team provide urgent, pre-hospital care to those seriously ill or injured.

The service operates seven days a week for 12 hours per day and can reach anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately twenty-five minutes. The charity aspires to raise £6,850 a day to keep the helicopter flying to some of the sickest patients across the province. With the support of crucial funds like those provided by Tullyvallen Rangers FC, this service remains available 365 days a year for everyone.

Amy Henshaw, Area Fundraising Manager for the charity, expressed sincere gratitude, saying, “We are truly grateful for the support from our local clubs and organizations, like Tullyvallen Rangers FC. With continued support from public donations, together, we can ensure that the service continues to be a beacon of hope for the critically ill or injured. Thank you to all those who attended the tractor run and showed great support.”

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