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The former chairman of Wyre Forest District Council has handed over a cheque for £1,300 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The money was raised by Councillor Chris Rogers during his term of office from 2015-16.  

Fund raising events included a Carol service at St Michael and All Angels Church, Stourport on Severn and a charity dinner at The Granary in Shenstone.

Cllr Rogers, who is pictured with Captain Tim Hutchins, and paramedics Mike Smyth and Stuart Evans from Midlands Air Ambulance, said: “I chose Midlands Air Ambulance as my charity because they save many many lives and as a charity relies on donations.

“Without the Midlands Air Ambulance a lot fewer people would be here to tell the tale. I will continue to support them whenever I can.

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“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed towards my charity appeal.”

Michelle McCracken, Worcestershire fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity adds: “It was a pleasure to meet Councillor Rogers at the airbase, and accept the very generous donation on behalf of the charity.

“We need to raise in excess of £7 million every year to operate our air ambulance service, and with no Government or National Lottery funding, this donation will help to fund a future lifesaving mission.”

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