A bucket collection at a Championship football game has raised lifesaving donations, helping to fund emergency medical helicopter missions across Wales.

Volunteers donated their time to collect donations across Cardiff during the Cardiff City vs Queens Park Rangers football game, raising funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

In August, supporters of Wales Air Ambulance collected over £900 to help keep the charity’s four helicopters flying to the aid of the people of Wales in their hour of need.

Volunteers included members of the Cardiff Rotary, the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Lloyd’s Bank and Companies House, who donated their time to help collect donations during the Cardiff football match.

The bucket collection raised a total of £945, helping the Welsh helicopter charity raise the £6.5 million needed to fund its operations.

Daniel Curtis, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who help out during the collection, as well as thank those who kindly donated funds.

“By donating their time, volunteers helped to raise an outstanding amount which will help to save lives.

“As a charity, we rely on people kindly donating funds and their time to fund our services, and by giving us an hour or so of their time, our volunteers help to fund our lifesaving missions across Wales.”