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Air Ambulance NI junior member raises over £1,000 for the charity in memory of cousin

10 year old Daisy McConnell from Ballymena.

It’s a massive well done to 10 year old Ballymena girl Daisy McConnell who recently raised a brilliant £1,080 for a charity close to her heart, Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI).

Daisy decided to complete a 5K fun runnon the hope of raising awareness and much needed funds for the vital charity during a memorial event on 31 May, organised by family and friends at the Carrowmena Activity Centre, to mark the 1 year anniversary of the tragic death of her cousin, 21 year old Willis Vogel.

Willis was was tragically killed in a hit and run collision last year in County Tyrone, when a vehicle collided with the motorcycle he was riding.

The Air Ambulance NI emergency service was called to the scene but unfortunately Willis didn’t make it.

Daisy, who became an Air Ambulance NI junior member last Christmas, completed the fun run and was delighted to discover that she had managed raise an overall amazing total of £1080 when all the donations were counted!

Daisy is very thankful and wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone in the community for their very generous support for AANI… this total will help save a life.

You can donate by visiting:

Facts on Air Ambulance Northern Ireland:

• Emergency Service operates 7days a week between 7am-7pm

• From July 2017 - Aug 2020 AANI were tasked to 1694 incidents

• When tasked it takes a maximum of 10mins to be airborne

• National Air Ambulance Week 2021 will take place 6 - 12 September

• On average the HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) team are tasked twice every day to help people in need

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