YOUNG farmers from near Tenbury were out and about in the run up to Christmas raising money for a charity that is close to their heart.

The young farmers from the group in Eastham toured the village and surrounding area singing Christmas carols.

It was not just to bring some festive cheer but also to support the air ambulance.

The young people raised £125 for the service thanks to their efforts.

Farming can be a very dangerous occupation and because it is often carried out in isolated areas it means that people who work on the land can be especially vulnerable if they have a serious accident.

Because of the distance from hospitals the crucial job of getting people the treatment that they need quickly the air ambulance can be a real life saver.

Led by young people, for young people, the Young Farmers’ Clubs provide their 22,000 members aged 10 to 26 with an opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

There are 598 Young Farmers’ clubs in England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside.

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is a charity providing a helicopter emergency medical service in parts of the Midlands. It operates one Airbus Helicopters H145 and two Eurocopter EC135.