A charity air ambulance which provides support across the Midwest region is at risk of being grounded in two weeks time due to a lack of funds.

The Irish Community Rapid Response based in Co Cork is appealing to people to donate so they can maintain their services.

One of their fleet has covered the Western region for four days a month since last November, when the Department of Defence withdrew its Athlone-based air ambulance.

The charity-funded helicopter is based beside Roscommon University Hospital for the assigned days.

It says it needs the immediate donation of 400,000 euro and has set up a Go Fund Me Page.

The ICRR Air Ambulance began operations in July last year and has helped over 250 patients.


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