Staff at a Midland building society have raised £3,400 for an air ambulance charity.

The sum was collected for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance by workers at Coventry Building Society’s head office in the city centre through various fundraising events, including a 30 mile bike ride.

Project manager John Vallance said: “We wanted to raise money for a local charity whose work benefits everyone so we decided to support the WNAA.

“They save lives on a daily basis so it’s vital that their service continues.”

Sarah Wakeman from WNAA said: “We are a registered charity and rely totally on public donations to keep flying and saving lives.

“The average cost per mission is around £1,400 and the annual basic running cost of the service is over £1.7 million.

“We are really grateful to staff at the Coventry for all their support with their brilliant fundraising efforts.”

* Pictured are paramedic Paul Mullins, Bernie Walker, Simon Currier and Paul Valance from Coventry Building Society and paramedic Jenny Conway.