Published on April 6th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
ICRR Air Ambulance Given a Temporary Reprieve
In a statement issued by Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) Chairman John Finnegan on Friday, it was announced that the Air Ambulance service based in Rathcoole, Co. Cork has been given a six week extension to operations. The service was due to end last Friday 3rd April due to a lack of funds.
Mr Finnegan said in the statement: “With the help of our helicopter provider Sloane Helicopters and their leasing partners, Millstone Aviation, they have given us an extra six weeks credit to come up with alternate funding streams. I want to say a big thank you to Sloane helicopters for supporting the Irish people in these dark times, allowing the air ambulance to go on saving lives in the short time.”
The ICRR team continue to work tirelessly to raise the required funds to keep the helicopter operating on a continuous basis. The service has flown over 351 missions in just under 8 months since it began operating they Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. In the last few days the a small child and an elderly lady with life threatening injures benefited from the service.
The charity are now calling for volunteers to be part of their live saving team or to those who are in self isolation to help promote the service on social media. Marketing or any fundraising ideas would also be greatly received. ICRR are also calling on companies based in Ireland to become brand partners for the service. This week BP has stepped in to sponsor similar services in England and Wales.
For more information about the Irish Community Repaid Response Air Ambulance or to donate, visit www.icrr.ie