Lambeg Phantom Crocheter’s latest creation raises money for Air Ambulance NI

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The Lambeg Phanton Crocheter, who has been creating fantastic handmade toppers for the postbox on the Moss Road, has struck again, and this time her creation is to raise money for charity.

Over the months the Lambeg Phantom Crocheter, who likes to remain anonymous, has made some fantastic toppers, marking Easter, Mother’s Day, Back to School, and Star Wars Day, amongst many others which sit on the postbox outside Grahame’s Pharmacy on the Moss Road.

This time she made a tribute to the Lisburn based charity Air Ambulance NI and Grahame’s Pharmacy has kindly agreed to have a collection box inside so that anyone who appreciates the work of the Lambeg Phantom Crocheter and would like to support the charity, can make a donation.

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"I had the idea for the Air Ambulance topper as it passes over my house on its way back to base at least three or four times a day,” explained the Lambeg Phantom Crocheter.

Lambeg Phantom Crocheter has created a fantastic tribute to Lisburn based charity Air Ambulance NI. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom CrocheterLambeg Phantom Crocheter has created a fantastic tribute to Lisburn based charity Air Ambulance NI. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom Crocheter
Lambeg Phantom Crocheter has created a fantastic tribute to Lisburn based charity Air Ambulance NI. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom Crocheter

"It just got me thinking about all the people it was helping. I did a bit of research and was shocked at how much it costs just to fuel it for one trip.

"I contacted them and told them I was thinking of doing a topper to raise awareness and hopefully some donations.

"They were very grateful and organised to leave a box in Grahame’s pharmacy, who were also supportive as always.”

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The charity is delighted to have been chosen as the recipient of the creative fundraiser.

The Lambeg Phantom Crocheter is raising money for Air Ambulance NI with their latest creation. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom CrocheterThe Lambeg Phantom Crocheter is raising money for Air Ambulance NI with their latest creation. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom Crocheter
The Lambeg Phantom Crocheter is raising money for Air Ambulance NI with their latest creation. Pic credit: Lambeg Phantom Crocheter

Area Fundraising Manager Grace Williams said: “We are so grateful to the Lambeg Phantom Crocheter and everyone who supported their unique fundraising efforts.

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"The funds raised will help the medical team lift off by helicopter to reach future patients, wherever that may be in Northern Ireland. This is very much a service that no one wishes to need but is there for every one of us.

"As a service we rely heavily on charitable donations to keep the medical team in the air, delivering critical care to patients who have suffered trauma throughout Northern Ireland - without this type of support, the team simply couldn’t fly.

"Every single penny counts. We want to say a huge thank you to the Lambeg Phantom Crocheter for their amazing support.”