A daredevil team of fundraisers collected more than £3,000 for a life-saving charity after flying down the longest zipwire in Europe.

Nadine Rudd, Tina and Martin Townsend travelled to Snowdonia National Park, Wales, last month to raise cash for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

After a successful 24-hour dartathon last year with their team Darting Doris, Mrs Rudd and Mrs Townsend chose to support a different charity in 2018.

Deciding to step a little further outside their comfort zone and do something a bit more daring, the duo roped in Mr Townsend for backup.

Through sponsorship and a series of events the team managed to raised an impressive £3,079.04 - which was donated on Sunday.

Mrs Townsend said: "We could not have done this without some amazing support.

"Audrey Hull who raised money by asking people in the village I was born and brought up in.

"Nina Rebello Pindoria and her team at Templers Shop who held a collection tin for us."

Ms Townsend also thanked all of the businesses which had got behind the fundraiser including the Railway, Witham, the Swiss Bell, Braintree, the White Hart, Witham, and Scentsy Party, and praised tech expert Max Playle who created a video of the zipwire.

She continued: "To every single person who pledged money and gave us support along the way - we could not have done it without you."

View a video of the team's challenge here: