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DCP Delighted to support Air Ambulance NI

30-May-2019

Today Mr Tony Osborne, a past Dominican parent, came to school to collect a cheque for 500 pounds for the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance. The school are delighted to be able to support this most worth cause and the money donated will go a small way towards the average daily cost of 5500 pounds to run the Air Ambulance Service.

Tony, an ex- fireman and keen motorcyclist, was inspired to become a fundraiser for the NI Air Ambulance following a motorbike accident involving his son Simon. At the beginning of this year Simon was involved in a very serious accident just outside Bushmills and, due to the speedy intervention of the air ambulance team who arrived on the scene in less than 20 minutes, was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and brought to the team of surgeons who would save his life.

Realising the vital role played by the Air Ambulance team, Tony was inspired to fundraise to help support this valuable service and set himself a target of 100,000. Tony plans to return to DCP later this year to tell pupils Simon’s story and to pass on vital road safety messages and the school hopes to continue to promote and support the work of the NI Air Ambulance
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Mr Tony Osborne is pictured receiving a cheque from Dominican Principal, Ms Ronan and three Year 8 pupils:
Sorcha, Lea and Holly.