Mayor to host Charity Ball to raise funds for Air Ambulance NI

Michelle McDaid from Air Ambulance NI 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 hosting a special charity ball to raise vital funds for her chosen cause of the year, Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

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 £50 per person 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 (AANI) provides a vital service and helps save lives, but is a voluntary organisation which needs support.

“Mid and East Antrim covers 400 square miles, has 62 miles of coastline, with many who live here in rural areas. This vast space requires a service like the Air Ambulance to provide emergency cover.

“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.

“It’s also a great chance to let my hair down and celebrate a fantastic year as Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, all for a great cause.

“The night promises to be great craic! Make sure you don’t miss out and you’re your tickets now and grab your mates to come along. 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.”

If you would like to contribute to this charitable event with a prize donation please contact: or 0282563 3398

To buy tickets or more information on Air Ambulance NI you can go to

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