Air Ambulance NI receives £25,000 boost
From left, Lucy Manby, Boost Drinks; Phil Hay, Breige Mulholland, Richard Steele and Dr Stuart Lutton, Air Ambulance NI; and Jack Taylor from Boost Drinks.
Boost Drinks has raised over £25,000 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland over the past year, after selecting the life-saving service as its charity partner for 2019.
Boost committed to raise funds and awareness to keep the helicopter and critical care medical team flying to serious trauma incidents.
The partnership kicked off with a product promotion whereby five pence from the sale of every bottle of the Northern Ireland exclusive new Red Berry 500ml was donated to the charity, totalling £10,000.
September was an important month for Air Ambulance with the launch of the charity’s inaugural Three Peak Challenge sponsored by Boost. The event saw 400 people get their walking boots on for a trek to the top of either or all three of NI’s most famous mountains – Slieve Donard, Cuilcagh and Slemish – raising £14,625.
And over 2,000 cans and bottles of Boost were donated for sale at events such as Truckfest, Balmoral Show and North West 200, raising nearly £1,000.
Air Ambulance NI can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately 25 minutes.