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Donnelly Group launches ‘Pickup Roundup’ in aid of Air Ambulance NI

Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer, the Donnelly Group, has announced it will host a province-wide pickup event in aid of Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and in partnership with the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster.

Taking place on Saturday, October 20 (2pm-6pm) at Speers Farm, Keady Road, Armagh, anyone with a Pick Up and a valid driving licence can buy tickets online now.

A registration fee of £20 per vehicle is required, with all proceeds going towards the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

Raymond Donnelly, Director at Donnelly Group, which represents 18 vehicle manufacturers, including a wide range of new and used pickups, across eight locations in Northern Ireland, said: “This is a really exciting event, and we’re delighted to have the support of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster as well as Grassmen.

“At Donnelly Group, we are always looking for ways in which we can give something back to our community. We are extremely proud that through this event, we can help support Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and the amazing life-saving service the team provides.

“On the day, our Pick Up Round Up judging panel will be taking various factors into consideration and there will be prizes for vehicles with the Highest Mileage, the Dirtiest and the Cleanest, and the Most Accessories, amongst others.

“There will also be an opportunity to test drive a range of pickups over a 3-mile route on the day, and to test your driving skills with a range of challenges.”

Entrants could be in with the chance of winning a Kernan Aviation Flying Experience, a Karcher Power Washer worth £500 or a £300 pre-paid fuel card.

Donnelly Group is a leading seller of pickups from a variety of manufacturers including Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volkswagen and Fiat.

Kerry Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Air Ambulance Northern Ireland said: “Since its introduction in July 2017, the Ambulance has flown more than 450 missions and requires £2million each year to maintain the vital services.

“Our EC135 helicopter can get anywhere in the province in approximately twenty-five to thirty minutes and the rapid response is vital in an emergency situation. We rely entirely on support from the public and local businesses, including Gifts in Wills which is why all support is so greatly appreciated.

“The Donnelly Group has been a great supporter of the Air Ambulance and we’re thrilled to have been chosen as charity partner for this fantastic event which we’re confident will be a great success.”

James Speers, President of Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster, said: “Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster is really glad to be on board with the Donnelly Group for what will be an unforgettable occasion.

“All makes and models are welcome on the day. This event will be the perfect opportunity to not only meet other Pick Up drivers, but also to raise funds for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland – a great cause.”

For more information and to buy tickets please visit www.donnellygroup.co.uk/roundup.

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