Eglantine runners raise funds for Air Ambulance NI
Congratulations to The Magnificent Seven from All Saints’ Parish, Eglantine, Diocese of Connor, who raised a fantastic £1,750 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
The seven ladies were sponsored to undertake the Belfast Fun Run, organised as part of the Belfast Marathon in May.
They all successfully completed the course, and on Sunday August 5 they presented a cheque to Grace Williams, area fundraiser for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
Organiser Alison Leckey, a member of the Select Vestry of Eglantine Parish, is a regular volunteer with Air Ambulance, which is based at nearby Maze.
She said: “This is the first parish event we have done in support of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, and we hope to do more in future. We feel it is a very worthwhile charity and it is based just a few hundred yards from the church.
“We had great fun doing the run,” Alison added.
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland has just marked its first anniversary. Figures from the charity reveal that between July 2017 and June 22 this year, the air ambulance was tasked to 380 emergency missions across Northern Ireland, providing critical advanced care to patients, with 50 per cent of taskings being for road traffic collisions.
More information on the charity is available at www.airambulanceni.org