A successful terrier and dog racing event held at Cresselly House has raised £218 for the Wales Air Ambulance.

The popular event was attended by local members of the community and their beloved pets at the 18th century stately home in the Pembrokeshire countryside.

The Wales Air Ambulance’s Campaigns Manager, Katie Macro, was delighted to be invited to Cresselly House where she was presented with the cheque of £218 from Emma Sutton, Michael Bolton, Ros Beck and Hugh Harrison-Allan.

Katie Macro said: “Thank you so much to Cresselly House who held the terrier and dog racing event in aid of our lifesaving charity. We are very grateful for this donation.

“We regularly attended life and limb-threatening emergencies in Pembrokeshire. Donations like this are vital and we know how important our service is, particularly for rural areas. By keeping our helicopters in the air we can continue to take the emergency department to the patient, saving time and saving lives.”

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via www.walesairambulance.com

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711.