Paving firm staff raise thousands for NI Air Ambulance

AG (Acheson & Glover) Paving and Building Products has renewed its support of Air Ambulance NI by making it the firm’s official charity partner for this year.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:16 pm

Last year AG staff and customers raised £7,7063.66 for the charity, despite the challenges created by Covid-19. Now Air Ambulance NI has been selected as AG’s official charity partner via a poll by AG staff.

During the pandemic, AG was able to support and fundraise through walking challenges, a Christmas raffle and generous donations made by customers via the weighbridge at the Dungannon site.

Damien McAnespie, Area Fundraising Manager for the charity said: "We are delighted to be AG’s chosen charity for 2021. In early 2020 members of our charity team were able to visit the AG sites and present directly to employees showcasing the work of Air Ambulance NI. We owe massive thanks and appreciation to the whole team at AG in raising not only funds, but awareness of the service through these difficult times.

Glenn O’Rorke lead paramedic with the NI Air Ambulance pictured with the donation made by AG staff.
Glenn O’Rorke lead paramedic with the NI Air Ambulance pictured with the donation made by AG staff.

"Soon after the partnership began in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic created huge obstacles for fundraising opportunities with all Air Ambulance NI supporters, including AG. Despite the various lockdowns and social distancing restrictions, AG have managed to raise much needed funds and enable the Air Ambulance NI medical crew to bring emergency pre-hospital care direct to casualties across the region".

Stephen Acheson, Chief Executive Officer at AG added: "Wellbeing is one of AG’s core values and we are therefore delighted to support Air Ambulance NI. Given the difficult circumstances businesses faced in 2020, it is a testament to the generosity and selflessness of our employees that we have been able to raise such a substantial amount. I am extremely proud of their efforts and I look forward to supporting the charity anyway we can in 2021."

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