CADETS and staff from 333 (Ludlow) Squadron Air Training Corps have recently visited the Midlands Air Ambulance base at RAF Cosford to present a cheque for £2,500.00.

“The money was raised by the cadets mainly by shaking a collecting bucket at the events they help at over the summer months and at our 75th Anniversary events last year,” said Squadron Commander, Warrant Officer Maureen Daw.

“Every year the cadets choose a local or young person’s charity to support and we are immensely proud to have raised this incredible amount which will help the charity continue its vital lifesaving work.”

The cadets were shown around the Air Ambulance helicopter by pilot Chris Levey.

“It was really interesting to see the helicopter up close and hear about the work that the team do,” said Flight Sergeant Colin Fish.

“My family are farmers in a very rural part of Shropshire and it’s reassuring to know that should we need it, the Air Ambulance crew can be with us a matter of minutes.” Ludlow Air Training Corps is open to young people aged between 12 and 17 years. and meet at the Squadron HQ in Smithfield Car Park, Ludlow on Tuesday and Friday evenings. New members are welcome.