Thorough-bred racehorse Qualitee from Claire Dyson Racing in Cleve Prior, Evesham, has been named as the Charity’s first four-legged ambassador.

The horse was donated to local vet Becky Rowland, who is based at Claire Dyson Racing, by a fellow owner who has now retired. Becky would only accept the offer if she could run Qualitee in Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s distinctive red and yellow colours and logo, as the organisation is very dear to her heart.

Two years ago the service airlifted Charlotte Cole, the former head girl at Claire Dyson Racing, after a tragic accident. Despite every effort to save her, she unfortunately passed away in hospital two days later. This is Becky and Claire’s tribute to honour Charlotte and to boost awareness of the fantastic work of the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Having recently appeared in her first race at Southwell, coming an impressive second, Qualitee is already fast becoming one to watch on the racing scene.

Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.