Air Ambulance Northern Ireland are calling on brave individuals to take on their new and exciting abseil challenge. Taking place on Sunday 11th June, the charities very first cliff abseil takes place at Fairhead, located just outside Ballycastle. Undoubtedly a more adventurous abseil, aimed at those individuals looking for a thrilling challenge this year. Imagine hanging on to the cliff face taking in the superb views, whilst abseiling 90ft down to the ground and all for a worthwhile cause.
The charity Air Ambulance NI (AANI), in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the one and only Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland. The HEMS team attend patients who are seriously ill or injured, bringing emergency prehospital care direct to the casualty, with the aim of saving lives, brains and limbs.
Amy Henshaw, Regional Fundraising Coordinator for AANI had commented, ‘We are very excited to be launching this amazing abseil, aimed at those from all over NI wanting to take on a challenge for the charity this year. It’s a brand new abseil with a more adventurous element and we hope people can get involved whether you are an individual looking to take part, a group of friends, work colleagues or you and your family, we would love to hear from you. As a charity, we heavily rely on funds raised through people participating in our events. Currently, it costs £5,500 a day to keep the medical team in the air, delivering critical care to those who need it most. Therefore, we encourage you to get involved and sign up! Registration for this event is £40 and we hope those participating can raise a minimum of £100. I will be on hand to help you with your fundraising and everyone participating will get an official Air Ambulance NI T-shirt for their abseil.’
Caption: Air Ambulance NI Fairhead Abseil, just located outside Ballycastle.