Air Ambulance raffle for car

On April 24, one lucky person will win a 2016 Volkswagen Golf R and have helped raised funds for Northern Ireland’s Air Ambulance.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 2:06 pm
This 2016 Volkswagen Golf R has been secured by the Ballymoney Osborne family, whose son Simon needed the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service team in 2019 and since then have been passionate fundraisers of Air Ambulance NI. Having missed their usual fundraising events due to Covid-19, the family came up with the idea of a charity car competition. Almost 80 key donors have covered the full cost of the car and ticket entries will benefit the charity. Entry to the competition is now available at with each ticket costing £15. Here Glenn O'Rorke, Air Ambulance NI Operational Lead, launches the Osborne Car Competition alongside the helicopter at the Air Ambulance NI base.

It could be YOU if you purchase a competition ticket now available online at

The car was secured by the Osborne family from Ballymoney and almost 80 key sponsors and all net proceeds will benefit the Air Ambulance NI charity.

Simon Osborne, who was a patient of the Air Ambulance following a serious road traffic collision in 2019, said: “So far over 400 tickets have been sold and we are encouraging everyone who can to buy yours now.

“Every ticket will benefit the Air Ambulance NI charity and help save lives. The medical team respond to critically ill and injured people on average twice a day. All support will ensure the service is sustained now and for the future.

“Someone made a donation to ensure it was there for me, together we can ensure it is there for the next patients.”

The charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland. The service brings emergency pre-hospital care to anywhere in the province, operating seven days a week for 12 hours per day. It can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately 25 minutes with the aim of saving lives, brains and limbs.

Air Ambulance NI aspires to raise £2 million each year to maintain and this service.