The pupils at Moor Park, Ludlow have been hard at work raising money for the charity.

Over the course of the last two terms, every year group in the prep school held a themed cake-bake sale in morning break, with goodies such as brownies or cookies on offer for 25p each.   This raised just over £300.

All these goodies then fuelled their brains and every child in the school took part in a sponsored maths challenge.  According to age, they were set times tables to complete from 2x for the little ones in reception up to 24x for those at the top of the school.  This raised a staggering £3,898!

Jonathan Bartlett, head of Moor Park said “This is an amazing amount for the children to raise for such a worthy cause.  We have had reason to call the air ambulance on a couple of occasions, and with the school being a long way from either Hereford or Shrewsbury Hospitals, are very aware of the importance of the service.”

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.