A DEVELOPER has boosted the air ambulance with a donation of nearly £50,000 collected after a year long campaign of fundraising.

Redrow Eastern collected an incredible £48,418 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance by hosting a charity race night and auction as well as many other smaller fundraising activities.

The annual racing event, which took place at Chelmsford City Racecourse last year, collected a total of £39,584 thanks to ticket and merchandise sales.

Another £7,053 was raised through a charity cycle ride in September, which saw six employees take on a 175-mile trek from Big Ben in London to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

A number of smaller charitable events across 2018 helped top up the total to nearly £50,000.

Sabi Stafford, Essex fundraising manager at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to thank everyone from Redrow who has helped reach this fantastic total.

“We have really enjoyed working closely with the company and its staff over the last year.”