Belfast City Airport Partners with Air Ambulance NI to Support Critical Medical Services

Belfast City Airport Partners with Air Ambulance NI to Support Critical Medical Services

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has named Air Ambulance NI as its Charity Partner of the Year for 2024 and 2025, aiming to raise essential funds to sustain the organization’s helicopter-based emergency medical services in Northern Ireland. The partnership underscores the airport’s dedication to community welfare, with Anna McKelvey, Head of Marketing, emphasizing the airport’s commitment to supporting local initiatives. By collaborating with Belfast City Airport, Air Ambulance NI aims to secure the necessary funding to continue its life-saving missions, as Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising, highlights the significant financial requirements for sustaining operations. This partnership follows the airport’s previous support for mental health services through its charity partnership with Aware NI, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to community development and welfare. Visit the Belfast City Airport website to learn more about their community initiatives.

(PRESS RELEASE) BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2024-Apr-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport has announced local medical services charity, Air Ambulance NI, as its Charity Partner of the Year for 2024 and 2025.

Working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to provide Helicopter based Emergency Medical Services for the region, Air Ambulance NI operates 12 hours per day, 365 days a year.

This new partnership will see Belfast City Airport raise vital funds to support the ongoing provision of Air Ambulance NI’s activities.

Anna McKelvey, Head of Marketing at Belfast City Airport, commented: 

“As a responsible business, we are committed to giving back to our community and having a positive impact in the local area.

“The Airport boasts a strong track record of supporting local community development and we have no doubt that this new partnership with Air Ambulance NI will allow us to further build upon these efforts by providing crucial funding.

“I am proud to say that everyone at Belfast City Airport is dedicated to playing their part in raising money and awareness for worthwhile causes such as the Air Ambulance, and we are very much looking forward to the numerous events and initiatives that we have planned to support the vital work this charity does for people right across Northern Ireland.”

The partnership with Belfast City Airport will enable Air Ambulance NI to continue its life-saving missions and ensure that those in need receive the care they require in emergency situations.

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance NI, added:  

“Many people will not be aware that £2.5 million is needed each year to sustain Air Ambulance operations, meaning as a charity, we rely on donations from generous partners such as Belfast City Airport to keep our service running.

“We are hugely grateful to the Airport for choosing us as its Charity Partner for 2024 and hope that this support will help us to continue our mission to provide outstanding critical care where and when it’s needed most.”

This latest announcement follows the recent conclusion of Belfast City Airport’s charity partnership with Aware NI, which saw it donate over £17,000 towards the provision of mental health services across the region.

To learn more about the Airport’s commitment to community development please visit:

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Source: George Best Belfast City Airport