Tesco NI Raise over £13,000 for Lisburn based charity Air Ambulance

Tesco stores across Northern Ireland have helped to raise over £13,000 for emergency services charity, Air Ambulance NI, which is based in Lisburn.

Thanks to the Tesco ‘Go Red’ campaign the money was raised by volunteer collections at Tesco stores across Northern Ireland.

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is a registered charity working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Services and provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland.

Amy Henshaw, Regional Fundraising Coordinator for Air Ambulance NI, said: “We are sincerely grateful to Tesco, local Community Champions, Tesco customers, and all 46 Air Ambulance NI volunteers who supported this campaign across Northern Ireland. It takes £5,500 in fundraising to keep the Air Ambulance service operating each day and the Tesco ‘Go Red’ campaign has hugely contributed to this. This donation will fund over two full days of the service, going on to help at least four patients who need it most.”

Amy Henshaw - Regional Fundraising Coordinator AANI, Alan Morrow - AANI Volunteer, Edel Foy - Tesco Lurgan Community Champion, and Irene Crawford - AANI Volunteer.

Tony McElroy, Tesco Community Manager for Northern Ireland, said: “We are very proud of our Tesco employees in Northern Ireland for helping to raise vital funds for Air Ambulance NI which will go a long way to help those in need. It’s always a pleasure to assist Air Ambulance with its fundraising to continue to provide its life-saving services across Northern Ireland.”

This is the second year Tesco has supported Air Ambulance NI with its ‘Go Red’ campaign which has contributed to over £33,000 for this campaign alone, not including previous support through bag packs, donated vouchers, and a grant from the Tesco foundation.

To learn more about Air Ambulance NI and its life-saving services visit www.airambulanceni.org