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Teddies step out for Air Ambulance

ANNACLONE Parish Church wants to give back and say thanks to the medical profession, as well as raising much needed funds for the upkeep and maintenance of the local Church of Ireland, set in the quaint village of Annaclone, County Down.

This Saturday, August 7, the Church members are inviting you and your family to join them for their “Teddies 10 mile Step-Out” as they walk 10 miles to raise funds for the place of worship, with a proportion of funds raised to be given to Air Ambulance NI.

The route will be the Scarva Towpath beginning at the Visitors Centre and will get underway at 11am and everyone is welcome along and bring your teddy!

For the second year running, the church has chosen Air Ambulance NI as its charity partner, as this is an incredible service in the rural community in which the church is set.

Air Ambulance NI, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance (NIAS), provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the region. Serious or life-threatening situations can happen to anyone at anytime and on average, every single day in Northern Ireland, one individual finds themselves in desperate need of the Air Ambulance.

What is not widely known is that AANI is a charity. Each day costs in the region of £5,500 and £2m each year is needed to keep the service operational.

The Annaclone congregation wants to raise vital and much needed funds for Air Ambulance NI.

n If you want to sponsor the event, you can do so at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/teddies-step-out

or call

07754 076759.

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