The Ulster Farmers’ Union is pleased to announce that the sales of its centenary charity calendar have raised £10,000 for Air Ambulance NI. UFU president Barclay Bell says the achievement is a great first step towards reaching the ambitious target of raising £100,000 for the lifesaving charity in the UFU’s 100th year.
Bell said, “Thank you to everyone who purchased the calendar. Your support means a lot to us and to AANI. Since becoming operational, the air ambulance has been called out to a number of rural and farming incidents. It is a reminder that farms are busy work places and can sometimes be dangerous. Having access to an air ambulance means emergency help can get to a farm incident quicker – ultimately saving lives.”
The UFU would also like to thank the members, who contributed their photos and whose photos were selected via a public vote to be included in the calendar. “Without your support the calendar would not have been possible,” said Bell.
Thanks must also go to the UFU group managers, Countryside Services (CSL) and Fane Valley for their help. “Our local groups, headquarters staff, and CSL sold over 1000 calendars. Fane Valley sold 300 through their stores. We really appreciate all their efforts in helping us make a sizable dent in our fundraising total,” said the UFU president.
If you would like help the UFU raise £100,000 for Air Ambulance NI, contact UFU HQ to make a donation or visit www.ufuni.org