Ecclesiastical boost our fundraising efforts

We’re excited to announce that on top of our year-round fundraising efforts for Air Ambulance NI, our charity committee have successfully nominated our charity partner to the Benefact Group’s 'Movement for Good' awards to receive a £2,500 donation which will go directly to AANI.

We’re immensely grateful to Ecclesiastical Insurance (part of the Benefact Group) who we have a long-standing relationship with. The donation comes about through Ecclesiastical’s ‘Closer to You’ campaign which allows Ecclesiastical’s broker partners to bolster their own charitable efforts with additional funds from the related grant scheme.

Benefact Group is a diverse family of specialist financial services businesses, driven by a shared ambition to do right by their customers and clients. It is united by a common purpose to give all available profits to charity and good causes.

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, charity, heritage, art, education, real estate, schemes and private client sectors.

Gerard Hamilton (Ecclesiastical Key Account Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland) along with our very own Andrea Fanning were pivotal in the success of the application process.

Andrea said,

“We are incredibly grateful for Ecclesiastical’s generosity. Air Ambulance NI is an organisation that has a very direct and life-altering impact on the people of Northern Ireland through its support for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. This service relies heavily on donations to keep going and having met with the team at AANI, we know that this donation could potentially save lives.”

The donation will top up our other fundraising efforts which range from charity raffles and bake sales to marathon teams and even an upcoming sponsored skydive! 

Thanks to Ecclesiastical and the efforts of our hard-working (and brave!) volunteers across ABL Group, McGrady Insurance and Digney Grant, we’re well on our way to beating our annual fundraising target! 

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