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Support for Air Ambulance NI has been given a lift thanks to a recent partnership with leading bathroom, tiling and heating merchant, Bassetts, as it announced it has chosen the organisation as its charity of the year.

Bassetts staff in Newry as well as staff from Bassetts 16 other branches will now work towards bringing support to the charity through initiatives such as coffee mornings, payroll giving and several other planned fundraising events.

Air Ambulance NI, a partner of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), exists to provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland. Accidents and emergency situations can occur anywhere and at any time, with statistics indicating that there is at least one desperate individual every day on average who requires the service of Air Ambulance NI.

Air Ambulance NI pilot, Colm Martyn; Chris Downey from Bassetts Lisburn branch; Brenda Hall, Bassetts Charity Co-ordinator; Alan Wright, Bassetts Managing Director, Michael McKee from Bassetts Lisburn branch; and Air Ambulance NI paramedic, Glenn O’Rorke.
Air Ambulance NI pilot, Colm Martyn; Chris Downey from Bassetts Lisburn branch; Brenda Hall, Bassetts Charity Co-ordinator; Alan Wright, Bassetts Managing Director, Michael McKee from Bassetts Lisburn branch; and Air Ambulance NI paramedic, Glenn O’Rorke.

Commenting on Bassetts’ latest charity partner, MD, Alan Wright said:

“Air Ambulance NI provides an essential service which helps people right across Northern Ireland and has saved lives thanks to its highly responsive ability to access people in need quickly and efficiently.  The team there do an amazing job and fundraising is vital for the organisation to continue to deliver this much-needed service. We are delighted to be able to partner with them as our charity of the year. The charity committee at Bassetts is already working hard on events and ideas to generate funds and we’re looking forward to helping Air Ambulance NI over the coming year.”                                                                            

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance NI, said “£2million is needed in fundraising every year to keep the Air Ambulance flying and the medical team treating trauma patients. This includes funds from community events, Club AANI members, gifts in wills and partnerships with local businesses. We rely heavily on the support from businesses like Bassetts and we are thrilled to have been chosen as their charity of the year. Every donation could save a life.”

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