A North Walian couple enjoyed their dream wedding, and raised over £2,000 to help save lives across Wales.

Nia Evans Jones, and her husband Gareth, got married last year and asked their guests to donate to Wales Air Ambulance in lieu of wedding gifts.

Friends and family donated to the charity on the couple’s big day, helping the Welsh helicopter to fund its operations across Wales.

The couple from Dyffryn Ardudwy raised a total of £2565 for Wales Air Ambulance, funding more than one of the charity’s lifesaving missions.

Nia said: "The air ambulance service in Wales is something very close to my heart, and a service which is absolutely vital in Wales. 

“I have always supported the service, and when it came to my wedding day I knew that I wanted to donated money in lieu of presents to the service.

“I know this donation can help to save a life in Wales."

Each of Wales Air Ambulance missions across Wales costs around £1,500, and the helicopter charity needs to raise over £6.5 million ever year to fund its services.

By raising donations WAA can fund its four-helicopter operation, which can be anywhere in Wales within 20 minutes to fly to the people of Wales in their hour of need.

Nia has been a long-term supporter and fundraiser for Wales Air Ambulance, raising thousands for the charity, and most recently decided to fundraise for WAA at her wedding.

The newlyweds presented their donation to the Wales Air Ambulance crew at the charity’s airbase in Welshpool.

Anna Evans, Wales Air Ambulance Corporate Manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Nia and Gareth for their outstanding support.

“As a charity, we rely on support to complete our operations across Wales, and their wedding donation will fund more than one lifesaving mission.”