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Thursday, October 28, 2021

'Simon Osborne Air Ambulance NI' appeal total continues to 'Soar Sky High'
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When Simon Osborne left the house on the 2nd January this year, he couldn’t have predicted that his motorcycle would collide on the road intersection between the villages of Bushmills and Portbalintry, leaving him with life threatening injuries.

Simon, son of local butcher Tony Osborne, would be treated by emergency services including NIAS and a Doctor on board the Air Ambulance of Northern Ireland. Simon was able to receive life saving advanced treatment at the roadside and was transported via the Air Ambulance directly to the Royal Hospital in Belfast.

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The fast and effective treatment by the emergency services, including prompt transport to the Royal, not to forget the work thereafter in Hospital, no doubt led to Simon still being alive today.

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Almost 3 months in the Royal and a few weeks rehab at Musgrave, Simon has been able to return home. Not full recovered and facing many years of future treatment, Simon along with his family and friends have decided to thanks the Air Ambulance for helping to save his life by raiseing much need funds to keep the service ‘IN THE AIR’.

The Air Ambulance charity need to raise circa £2m each year in order to keep this service going and the Simon Osborne Air Ambulance NI appear hopes to go a small, or not so small, way to filling that gap.

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Here are a few recent events which have added the appeals ever-growing total.

This isn’t the end to the appeal and there will be plenty more events and fundraisers to get involved in for the rest of this year, with 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Air Ambulance NI.

For more information visit the appeals website http://www.simons-aani-appeal.co.uk

Margaret Wright donated £950 raised from friends and family instead of receiving gifts for her Birthday. Pictured with Michelle McDaid and Simon Osborne himself.
Jim Stevenson charged race fans at the recent NW200 event into his house which is at Blackhill along the course. For a great view of the races, Jim was able to hand over to Tony Osborne £1800.
Ballymoney’s branch of the Royal British Legion held a Big breakfast and raised £525. Roly Adams, Laurence Dobbin & John Graham from the RBL handed over the cheque to Tony Osbourne.
https://www.airambulanceni.org
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