A selfless dad has donated £5,000 to the Wales Air Ambulance after its medics helped save his son’s life five years ago.

Alex Evans, said: “I was involved in a road traffic accident in 2016 where my son Cian, 2, was badly injured and his mum sadly passed away.  He was taken to hospital and treated by the Wales Air Ambulance and without that life-saving treatment, he may not be alive today.

“Cian is now 7 years old and has made a great recovery thanks to the Wales Air Ambulance.  I am forever grateful for everything the Wales Air Ambulance has done for us and I look forward to continuing my support for the charity.”

While Alex stayed in the hospital with Cian, his friends set up a fundraising page to help Alex and Cian get back on their feet and £10,000 was raised for the family.

Alex added: “I always wanted to give the money back when I could. I gave £5,000 each to the Wales Air Ambulance and Noah's Ark Children's Hospital.

“I was shocked to find out that the Wales Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on public funds.  It is such a vital service, and many people wouldn't be here today without it.”

Dr Sue Barnes, Chief executive of the Wales Air Ambulance, said: “This is an unimaginable situation for any family to be in and our thoughts are always with Alex and Cian. The kindness shown to them and the money raised will support two vital charities in their work. A donation like this will help us be there for people across Wales who may find themselves in need of our critical care. So I would like to say a huge thank you to Alex, Cian and all those who contributed to the fundraising page.”