AG Demonstrates Continued Charity Commitment to Air Ambulance NI with £26,939.76 Fundraising Effort
AG proudly continued its support of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, nominating the organisation as the company’s official charity partner in 2023. Building upon a successful partnership initiated in 2020, AG has collectively raised an impressive £26,939.76 for the registered charity. Showcasing the unwavering commitment of AG’s staff and customers to the wellbeing of the Northern Ireland community.
Selected through companywide polls as AG’s official charity partner in 2020, 2021, and 2023, Air Ambulance Northern Ireland recently received a donation of £8612.98 derived from AG’s continued fundraising efforts over last year. This substantial sum was successfully raised through a range of innovative and engaging activities held throughout 2023. Notable events included a Christmas raffle with generous prizes such as staycation vouchers and fitness challenges like the Belfast Marathon. Additionally, AG encouraged suppliers, partners and customers to donate at various occasions throughout the year, including their annual Outdoor Living Shows and Corporate Golf Day, further contributing to the charitable cause.
Damien McAnespie, Area Fundraising Manager for Air Ambulance NI, conveyed sincere gratitude, stating,
“We are delighted and immensely grateful for the generous contributions from AG. Their steadfast support has been instrumental in ensuring our life-saving operations remain operational. In total, AG have funded the service for nearly four days, potentially saving the lives, brains, and limbs of eight individuals across Northern Ireland. As a local charity, Air Ambulance NI aspires to raise £2.5million each year to maintain and sustain this service so public donations are crucial. AG’s commitment to our cause is truly commendable, and their contributions make a significant and lasting impact on the communities we serve.”
Stephen Acheson, CEO, expressed his pride in AG’s team for their generous contributions and planning efforts throughout 2023, commenting,
“At AG we take great pride in our commitment to charitable work, witnessing the positive impact our contributions make on the community is truly gratifying. It’s not just a responsibility, it’s a fundamental part of who we are. We are proud to support charities like the Air Ambulance Service Northern Ireland, who play a role in the crucial in providing life-saving services province wide. The considerable amount raised reflects the compassion and selflessness of our employees, especially considering the current economic climate – a true testament to one of our core values, Wellbeing, that helps define AG.”
AG looks forward to growing its strong partnership with charities in Northern Ireland and continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.
About Air Ambulance Northern Ireland
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is a registered charity working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Services (NIAS). They provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland. The HEMS team brings emergency pre-hospital care to seriously ill or injured patients to save lives, brains, and limbs. Operating seven days a week, this life-saving service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the nation, within twenty-five minutes. Northern Ireland charity number: NIC103900.