Air Ambulance Northern Ireland


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Are you #ARealLifeHero?* Are you #ARealLifeSuperHero?*

Then why not sign up for the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and help support the wonderful work of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.


Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) is a local charity that provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland, together with our partners at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS). The service brings urgent medical assistance 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 twenty-five minutes.


This Doctor / Paramedic led service benefits those whose lives are at serious risk following significant injury or trauma. Effectively the service brings emergency hospital care direct to the casualty.


Before the start of AANI operations in July 2017, Northern Ireland was the only part of the UK without an emergency helicopter service, and its launch marked the culmination of a twelve-year campaign backed by the public and driven by key individuals throughout that period.


The speed of the service is improving outcomes and saving lives. The service is tasked to an incident on average every day.


Our very first mission was to provide emergency care for eleven-year-old Conor from County Down. Conor was injured in a farm vehicle accident and after being treated on site was flown to Belfast in a fraction of the time it would have taken by road.


Air Ambulance NI needs to raise £5500 per day, which equates to £2million each year to maintain this service so public donations are crucial. If you would like to donate, organise an event or could spare some time volunteering, please contact Air Ambulance NI by email at or call 028 9262 2677.




Contact us

Once you have registered for the marathon, please feel free to contact us for hints and tips on fundraising, sponsorship forms, materials to make your fundraising ideas come to life and your very own Air Ambulance NI Running Vest.

Whether you run, walk, wheel or skip, you’ll always be #ARealLifeHero to us!

028 9262 2677



Air Ambulance Northern Ireland