There was great excitement in the Necarne Equestrian Park over the weekend as spectators enjoyed visiting and viewing vintage cars over a three day event.

The Erne Vintage Classic Car Show took place last weekend raising over £18,000 to date for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

The event, sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, was organised by George Ogle and his team of helpers and showcased over 80 vintage classic cars, tractors and motorcycles inside the Necarne centre and was attended by over 2,000 people throughout the weekend.

The back-up Air Ambulance NI helicopter also made an attendance at the event for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, allowing visitors and nearby residents the opportunity to see it and speak to the medical and aviation team in-person.

Air Ambulance NI Fundraising manager Damien McAnespie said: “The Erne Vintage Classic Car show was a fantastic event for car enthusiasts and families to attend and enjoy.

“A huge amount of work from George Ogle went in to putting this event together and I want to thank him for all his efforts.

“We also had 26 Air Ambulance NI volunteers assist at the event throughout the three days and we appreciate their support in the running of the show.

“The provisional sum of £18,000 raised to date will keep the Air Ambulance NI HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) flying and responding to trauma and medical incidents for over three days. At an average tasking rate of two calls a day, this will have a huge impact on saving lives, brains and limbs.”

“Air Ambulance NI, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the HEMS for the province. Our HEMS can reach any point of NI within 25 minutes, bringing emergency pre-hospital care and critical care interventions from our doctor and paramedic team to the scene of the incident with the aim of saving lives, brains and limbs.

“We are very grateful to all of our supporters and encourage everyone to do what they can to keep the service here for every one of us.”