Generous staff at Pershore-based Chalcroft Construction have raised more than £600 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

The construction company, which specialises in projects in the food industry, recently held its Christmas party with guests buying raffle tickets to win original paintings by a local artist.

Operations director Scott Wilson commented: “We were extremely busy in the run-up to the end of the year and decided to hold our Christmas party after the usual festive season.

“We thought we would donate the raffle funds as a late Christmas gift to the air ambulance, which provides an invaluable service across the Midlands.”

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the Midlands and Welsh border region and is funded solely by the public and local businesses.