Picture L-R: Jonathan McKeown (CEO CRASH Services/Chairman JMK Solicitors), Steph Ellis (NICHS Corporate Fundraiser) Maurece Hutchinson (Managing Director JMK Solicitors), Colleen Milligan (Area Fundraising Manager for AANI)
CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors staff have teamed up to raise £26,000 for their two 2019 charity partners, following a year-long fundraising programme.
The first charity to benefit was Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. AANI is a local charity that provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland, together with their partners at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS). The service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day. It can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately twenty-five minutes.
The second charity, NI Chest Heart and Stroke also assists people at what can be a very difficult time in their lives. The latest statistics show that almost 1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland is living with a chest, heart or stroke condition. NICHS offer support to those living with life changing conditions and prevent others from becoming ill through a wide range of care services and health promotion programmes.”
Jonathan McKeown, CEO at CRASH Services said “We are delighted to be able to support two such worthwhile causes. Each year our staff nominate charities to support for the whole year. The two charities with the most nominations are then selected and this year, our charity partners have close connections to our staff.
“Our people are committed to raising as much money as possible through a series of events such as the Belfast Marathon, a ‘Night at the Races’, Big Breakfasts and Dress Down days. We are so pleased that their efforts have paid off and as a result the company agreed to match fund their fundraising total. We know the funds will be put to good use and supporting people when they need it most.”