Irish Community Air Ambulance set to launch second international fundraising event

The Irish Community Air Ambulance is set to launch it’s second international event, and is calling on supporters to bike or hike the traditional Camino Frances.

The trip is due to take place in April next year, following last year’s event exceeding all targets and raising €103,000.

The organisation works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and is tasked to treat serious and life threatening emergencies.

The helicopter is based in Rathcool with its Volunteer Emergency Medical Responders on the ground in Dublin, Mayo, Donegal, and Wicklow.

Participants on the Camino will have the option of a 328km cycle or a 130km walk. Each group will be accompanied by a tour guide and a representative from the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

CEO of the Irish Community Air Ambulance, Micheál Sheridan says:

“The Camino is a really special event for us and is a great way to meet some of our dedicated supporters across the country. Last year we were joined on the walk and cycle by several people whose lives were touched by the service which really added to the experience. The aim of our organisation is to bring hope to people in emergency situations. Our team of Volunteer Emergency Medical Responders is growing rapidly with four new Critical Care Doctors joining us over the last year alone. That is thanks to the generosity of our donors and events like the Camino. The money raised will help us to expand our service into more communities right across the country.”

Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of €2,500 which includes return flights, transfers, 7 days accommodation as well as breakfast and dinner each day.


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