Mayor asks local businesses to help give Air Ambulance fundraiser a lift

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Michelle McDaid from AANI launching the tickets for the Mayor’s Ball with with Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Lindsay Millar and Paul Tosh from Galgorm Resort & Spa

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim is calling on local citizens and businesses to get involved in raising money for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland by coming along to a special gala ball.

The black tie event will be held in the spectacular surroundings of the Great Hall at Galgorm Resort and Spa and will aim to raise as much funds as possible for the Mayor’s charity.

Tickets for the special evening on 1 March are £50pp and can be booked online, in person, by post or by telephone.

There will be an ‘Air Ambulance red’ carpet followed by drinks on arrival, a delicious four-course meal featuring local produce, and a live band. The entertainment will also include an auction and a ballot.

Mayor Cllr Lindsay Millar said; “I’m really pleased and proud to be supporting such an invaluable cause during my term. Air Ambulance NI provides a vital service and helps save lives, but is a voluntary organisation which needs support.

“This charity ball and auction is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work they do at AANI and to help raise vital funds they need to maintain the service. We also need some lovely prizes for the auction so any businesses who want to donate, we would really appreciate it!”

Michelle McDaid, Area Fundraising Manager, AANI said: “We were delighted to be chosen as the Mayor’s charity for 2018/2019. We have been operational for just over one year and to date our helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has been tasked to over 550 trauma incidents across our region.

“The support from this partnership will not only raise our profile and awareness but also much needed funds to keep this vital service sustained. We look forward to attending the Mayor’s ball and encourage the people of Mid and East Antrim to support what promises to be a fantastic night.”

To buy tickets, donate or for more information on Air Ambulance NI you can go to www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/Mayor

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