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Mayor's Charities

The Mayor's Charitable Fund

The Mayor's nominated charities for 2020-2021

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI is a local charity that provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland, together with its partners at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
The service brings urgent medical assistance to anywhere in the province.
Carrying a crew compiling a pilot, doctor and paramedic, the helicopter operates for twelve hours every day, 365 days of the year and can get to anywhere in Northern Ireland in approximately 25 minutes.
They attend some of the most traumatic medical incidents across the province and are dedicated to delivering the very best possible pre- hospital care, both at the scene and whilst transferring the patient to the most appropriate hospital for their specific injuries.
Air Ambulance NI requires £2m each year to keep their critical lifesaving service operational.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs and has had a centre in Northern Ireland since 1984.
In addition to Canine Assisted Services, the charity offers a free sighted guiding service, helping to promote freedom and independence for people with a vision impairment. They are accompanied by one of the many hundreds of volunteers across Northern Ireland for 2-3 hours a week, improving their independence, confidence and ability to get out and about. This then enables those with a visual impairment to participate in social and leisure activities of their choice, allowing them to create new connections. 
The charity also support users with assistive technology and grants, education and family support and mobility training.

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