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Radius aims for the sky with Air Ambulance charity partnership
- 6 January 2022
Leading housing association Radius Housing is hoping to reach new levels of fundraising for their new charity partner Air Ambulance NI. Throughout 2022 Radius staff and tenants will hold events to help raise vital funds that will help Air Ambulance as it provides critical support in emergency incidents.
Radius Housing’s staff play an important role in the selection of the new charity partner and are invited to nominate charities that provide essential services or support to people across Northern Ireland. This year Air Ambulance NI was selected due to the important role they provide in treating and transferring patients after major incidents.
Air Ambulance NI works with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) to provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland. The charity’s operational helicopter carries a crew compiling pilot, doctor, and paramedic, 365 days of the year operating for twelve hours every day. They attend some of the most traumatic medical incidents and are dedicated to delivering the very best possible pre-hospital critical care, specific to the patients injuries, before transfer to the most appropriate hospital.
Radius Housing manages more than 13,000 homes in 80 towns across Northern Ireland and construct more than 400 new social and affordable homes each year. They also offer a range of specialist care and support facilities and provide remote telecare to help people live independently through the RadiusConnect24 service.
Speaking at the launch of the partnership, John McLean, Chief Executive of Radius Housing said “Air Ambulance provides a vital role as part of the emergency services in some of the most difficult circumstances and help get people the best treatment as quickly as possible. In choosing Air Ambulance NI as our Charity Partner for 2022, the Radius team saw the opportunity to support them as they do their amazing work. As an organisation who supports many people through the provision of homes and care services including a life-saving telecare service for vulnerable people, we understand the vision and values of Air Ambulance and we are excited to begin fundraising.”
Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising with Air Ambulance NI added, “Radius housing do so much for people in our community and we will be stronger together through this partnership, saving families and building communities across the province. We have some great events lined up for the Radius housing team including abseils, runs and Dragon Boat racing. We’d like to thank those who nominated us and look forward to a fun year that will help save lives, brains and limbs.”