M.B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants – one of the largest and most-respected independent practices in Northern Ireland, is making waves this September in a bid to raise money for its new charity partner – Air Ambulance NI (AANI). To mark the new charity partnership, M.B. McGrady & Co have launched the Ultimate Aqua Challenge – Can you Beat the Flying Medic

Taking place on Friday 14th September at Let’s Go Hydro, Carryduff the challenge is a timed inflatable assault course; packed full of adrenaline-fuelled action and fun. Calling for entries, the fundraiser is open to both individuals and teams and offers the chance to tackle aqua park obstacles whilst also racing against each other vying to beat the time set by the ‘Flying Medic’ – a HEMS Doctor from Air Ambulance NI.



Conaill McGrady, Director of M.B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants commented:

“We are delighted to be supporting the vital work that Air Ambulance NI does and helping the charity to maintain its service and contribute towards long-term sustainability. The charity choice was unanimously chosen by employees and we are thrilled to be partnering with such a remarkable charity and look forward to developing our relationship over the years.

“To mark the partnership, we wanted to do something fun and different that allowed us to engage with not only clients, co-workers and friends, but those within the community. We hope to raise lots of money and would encourage anyone looking for an amusing challenge to sign up.” 

 Thrilled to have the support of M.B. McGrady & Co Charted Accountants as its selected charity, AANI Head of Fundraising, Kerry Anderson, commented:

“September 2018 marks Air Ambulance NI month, so we are thrilled that M.B. McGrady & Co. are helping to celebrate the milestone with this unique, fun, family event. It’s set to be a great day, and we would love to get as many people as possible making waves and raising money for our charity.

 “The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) is tasked on average every single day.  To ensure this is sustained, we need to raise £2 million each year so public support is crucial.  By taking part you’ll be making a lifesaving difference and helping to raise vital funds for Air Ambulance NI.”

M.B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accounts has three offices, situated in Belfast, Downpatrick and Newtownards, and staff from across all the offices will be taking part in the challenge to try to beat the time set by Dr. Alan Laverty, from Belfast who is a HEMS Doctor with the service.

‘Can you Beat the Flying Medic’ Aqua Challenge will be held at Let’s Go Hydro, Carryduff Reservoir from 3pm – 5pm on Friday 14th September. Places can be booked> here or for more information visitwww.mbmcgrady.co.ukor call 028 9521 3621.

The event is suitable for all fitness levels however, if an inflatable fun run isn’t for you, you can watch colleagues, friends and family take on the course from the side-lines and make an afternoon of it by enjoying food and refreshments, with all proceeds going to AANI.


Team Sponsorship Fee: £150

Individual Sponsorship Fee: £40

**Cash only / To be brought on the day**

(sponsorship fee includes reg fee, goodies and wetsuit hire)


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