Fermanagh Classic Car Show raises £ 18,000 for NI Air Ambulance
There was great excitement in the Necarne Equestrian Park over the weekend as spectators enjoyed touring and seeing vintage cars during a three day event.
The Erne Vintage Classic Car Show took place last weekend raising over £ 18,000 so far for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
The event, sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, was hosted by George Ogle and his team of assistants and featured over 80 vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles inside the center of Necarne and brought together over 2 000 people throughout the weekend.
The NI Air Ambulance rescue helicopter also attended the event for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, allowing visitors and nearby residents to see it and speak in person to the medical and aviation team.
Damien McAnespie, Head of Fundraising for Air Ambulance NI, said: “The Erne Vintage Classic Car Show has been a fantastic event for car enthusiasts and families.
“A tremendous amount of work from George Ogle has gone into organizing this event and I want to thank him for all of his efforts.
“We also had 26 NI Air Ambulance volunteers who attended the event throughout the three days and we appreciate their support in making the show run.
“The provisional sum of £ 18,000 raised to date will allow the NI HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) air ambulance to fly and respond to trauma and medical incidents for more than three days. At an average task rate of two calls per day, this will have a huge impact on saving lives, brains and limbs. ”
“Air Ambulance NI, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides HRMS for the province. Our HEMS can reach any point in NI within 25 minutes, providing emergency prehospital care and intensive care interventions from our physician and paramedic team at the scene of the incident in an effort to save lives. , brains and limbs.
“We are very grateful to all of our supporters and encourage everyone to do what they can to keep the service here for all of us.”