A lifesaving charity has been presented a cheque of over £1,800 following a successful tractor run.

Brian and Wendy Jones, from Chester, organised the tractor run to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance and Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Seventy tractors took part and people enjoyed seeing the bright lights and festive decorations on each tractor. The tractors travelled around Hanmer and the surrounding Wrexham villages.

People of all ages came out into the villages to greet the tractors during the festive period.

Brian and Wendy recently presented Wales Air Ambulance’s community fundraiser Deb Sima with the cheque of £1,857 at Hanmer Church.

Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.

Now operational 24/7, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters flying.

Deb Sima, Community Fundraiser for Wales Air Ambulance said: “I was delighted to have accepted a cheque of £1,857 from Wendy and Brian Jones who organised a wonderful tractor run during Christmas. It is amazing to have heard that 70 tractors took part in the tractor run to bring Christmas cheer to those in the local areas, whilst raising money for the Wales Air Ambulance and their local hospital.

“Thank you to everyone who took part or donated – a huge thank you to Brian and Wendy for organising the successful event. Your support of our lifesaving charity is much appreciated. Donations like this one, will help us to continue to be there for the people of Wales when they need us the most.”

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.