‘Auction of Hope’ raises £92,450 for charities
The inaugural ‘Auction of Hope’ organised by Air Ambulance Northern Ireland’s agribusiness group and Richard Beattie of Beattie Livestock Sales has raised a phenomenal £92,450 for two well-loved charities, Air Ambulance NI and Cancer Fund for Children.
Barclay Bell, Trustee of Air Ambulance NI said: “As a team, we are still buzzing from this event and genuinely filled with pride.
“From the moment the agribusiness group got together the energy really has been phenomenal. We are astounded at the support from the community and the success really is a testament to the group members, Richard and Selina Beattie, Marteye and the incredible people of Northern Ireland who have donated so generously. Despite the pandemic, the Air Ambulance service has continued to be busy and tasked to trauma accidents every day. The medical team are needed by critically ill or injured patients on average twice per day and these are patients whose lives are at risk in that moment when the worst has happened. To date the service has been tasked out on over 2054 occasions- this could not happen without donations and awareness raising of the service.”